James Hardie Building Products has expanded its U.S. manufacturing capacity through the acquisition of Cemplank’s fiber-cement operations, including a lease of two manufacturing plants located in South Carolina and Pennsylvania.

James Hardie now operates eight fiber-cement plants throughout the United States located in Fontana, Calif.; Cleburne and Waxahachie, Texas; Plant City, Fla.; Tacoma, Wash.; Peru, Ill.; Blandon, Pa.; and Summerville, S.C.