January 18, 2012

CalStar Products, a manufacturer of low-energy, low-CO2 masonry products, has hired Joel Rood as its new CEO. Rood has worked in the building products and materials industry for 15 years, most recently as general manager for CertainTeed Canada. He also served as general manager of the southern U.S. division at James Hardie Corp.

Rood’s previous positions also include assignments with Hilti and Schlumberger in the United States and internationally.

May 26, 2011

Weyerhaeuser’s iLevel division will begin distributing James Hardie fiber cement siding and trim products through its Pacific Northwest service centers, the company has announced, making the products available to iLevel customers in western Washington, Oregon and Hawaii.

James Hardie products are currently sold through iLevel’s network of distribution centers into 20 markets.

November 20, 2008

James Hardie reported a $36.2 million net profit, excluding asbestos pay-outs, for its U.S. operations,...

October 5, 2008

The trial of former directors of the company -- each of whom face maximum fines...

June 25, 2008

Robert Rugg, a former executive for the Drake Group, James Hardie’s gypsum division and USG,...