James Hardie Industries Plc is a manufacturer of fiber cement products and systems for internal and external building construction applications. Its operating segments are North America and Europe Fiber Cement, and Asia Pacific Fiber Cement. It manufactures a range of fiber cement building materials for both internal and external use across a range of applications, including: external siding, internal walls, floors, ceilings, soffits, trim, fencing, decking and facades. In the United States and Canada, the largest application for fiber cement building products is in external siding for the residential building industry. The external siding market includes various cladding types, including fiber cement, vinyl, natural wood, hardboard, brick, stucco and stone. In the Asia Pacific region, it principally sells into the Australian, New Zealand and Philippines markets, with the residential building industry representing the principal market for fiber cement products.