Established in 1888, James Hardie Building Products designs and manufactures a range of fiber-cement building products. It operates in markets throughout world with manufacturing operations in the United States, Australia, Asia and Europe, as well as in New Zealand and Philippines. The company employs more than 2,500 people who generate revenues of over $1.5 billion annually. James Hardie Building Products offers home exterior products, such as siding, trim, soffit, weather barriers and backerboards. It maintains a design center that houses siding design tools that allow a variety of James Hardie siding products to mix and match and ColorPlus technology colors and textures to create home designs virtually. It also serves the residents of California.