James Hardie Industries Plc engages in the manufacture of fiber cement siding and backer board. It operates through the following segments: North America Fiber Cement, International Fiber Cement, Other Businesses and Research and Development. The North America Fiber Cement segment manufactures fiber cement interior linings, exterior siding products, and related accessories in the United States. The International Fiber Cement segment comprises of all fiber cement products manufactured in Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines, and sold in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the Middle East, and various Pacific Islands. The Other Businesses segment focuses in the certain non-fiber cement manufacturing and sales activities in North America, including fiberglass windows. The Research and Development segment represents the cost incurred by the research and development centers. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.