Fuelled by record demand for its homebuilding products, fiber cement siding manufacturer Allura says it has re-opened its third U.S. manufacturing plant, a 438,000 sq. ft. facility in Terre Haute.
The re-opened Terre Haute plant will provide much-needed product availability as Allura develops markets throughout the midwest, Allura CEO Jessica L. Navascues said in a statement.
Allura’s customers include regional and national homebuilders who use the company’s fiber cement building products in the construction of new homes and remodeling of existing homes. In October 2017, Allura signed a national agreement with KB Home to serve as the homebuilder’s exclusive supplier of exterior fiber cement siding products.
The company’s fiber cement home building products include natural-looking siding, shakes and shingles, panels and soffit available as an alternative to wood, vinyl and other traditional building materials prone to damage from hail, termites, rot, fire and manufacturing defects.
Situated on a 95-acre tract, Allura’s Terre Haute plant houses a 428,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, 9,120 sq. ft. office building, 85-foot high, multi-level water building with three internal vessels, 1,200 sq. ft. dosing building and various storage yards, railroad spars and parking areas.
The facility employs 60 workers. It previously closed in 2014.
Allura is part of Elementia, an international company which produces building materials for the construction sector through cement, building systems and metals divisions in nine countries throughout the Americas.