James Hardie Contractor Summit Inspires Business Growth in the New Year Top sales and marketing speakers on hand January 27-29 in Dallas

CHICAGO, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For contractors specializing in residential construction, the James Hardie Contractor Summit fosters fresh ideas to help them grow their business in the rapidly changing home building and home improvement market. Hosted by James Hardie, a global leader in fiber cement technology and products, the three-day summit features industry leaders and offers opportunities for discussion of business-building tactics as well as market trends.  Attendees represent more than 200 companies in 30 states.

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Speakers at this year's summit include John Jantsch, marketing consultant, speaker and best-selling author of Duct Tape Marketing; Garrison Wynn, author of The REAL Truth about Success; and Andrew Davis, marketing and brand expert whose unconventional and sometimes controversial marketing concepts make him a highly engaging speaker.

The summit also features unique breakout sessions designed to foster collaboration and idea-sharing. Participating James Hardie executives include CEO Louis Gries, Director of Products & Segments Dave Donofrio as well as members of the James Hardie product, R&D and Installation management team.

While online registration has closed, interested parties can call James Hardie at 877-336-2339 or email repairandremodel@jameshardie.com for more information. Conference details are also available at JHSummit.com.  The event takes place at the Dallas, Texas - Hyatt Regency DFW. 

"Residential construction is key to a robust economic recovery and contractors are pivotal players," said Marc Setty, Repair & Remodel Marketing Manager. "We are looking forward to a high level of discussion and engagement at this second annual Summit, with a laser focus on the strategies and tactics that foster a contractor's growth and success."

Conference partners include: Duo-Fast, GE Capital, GuildQuality, EagleView Technologies, OSI, SturdiMount, the Certified Contractor Network and Three Deep Marketing.

About James Hardie
James Hardie is the global leader in fiber cement technology, providing siding, trim and accessory product solutions to architects, builders and homeowners for over 100 years. It was the first to introduce fiber cement products to the U.S. in the early 1990s as a durable, low-maintenance alternative to wood and vinyl. James Hardie products combine innovation, versatility and safety by offering a variety of design possibilities matched with specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is being used. Currently installed on more than 5.5 million homes, James Hardie products have earned a favorable reputation within the industry and have been specified in some of the country's most prestigious projects. For more information about James Hardie visit http://www.jameshardie.com.

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Brookes May
CBD Marketing
(312) 661-1050
bmay@cbdmarketing.com

Erin Kersten
James Hardie Brand Manager
(312) 705-6127
erin.kersten@jameshardie.com

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