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Corporate entry James Hardie Industries Ltd (1916 - )

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Building or Construction Industries and Manufacturing Industry
Sydney, New South Wales


James Hardie Industries is a Public Listed Company. The majority of the company's income is generated from non-metallic mineral product manufacturing industry. The company went on to be one of Australia's biggest producers of asbestos. The company changed its name to James Hardie Asbestos Limited and then James Hardie Industries. In 2001 the company delisted from the Australian Stock Exchange and moved to the Netherlands after a series of asbestos-related court actions taken against the company. It still has major business operations in the USA.

Published resources


  • Carroll, Brian, 'A very good business': one hundred years of James Hardie Industries Limited 1888-1988, James Hardie Industries, Sydney, 1987, 256 pp. Details
  • Haigh, Gordon, Asbestos House: the Secret History of James Hardie Industries, Scribe Publications, Carlton, 2006, 442 pp. Details


  • McLennan, Peter, review of Haigh, Gordon, Asbestos House: the Secret History of James Hardie Industries (2006), Australian Book Review, vol. 280, 2006, pp. 16-17. Details

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See also

Ailie Smith