The Crystal City community as well as the Quad Cities in general are certainly excited and pleased with the announcement that James Hardie Manufacturing will be building a plant in town in and around the Festus Airport property. Crystal City City Administrator Jason Eisenbeis says a lot of people came together to make this happen.
Eisenbeis says both current mayor Mike Osher and former Mayor Tom Schilli played huge roles too.
James Hardie Manufacturing hopes to break ground on the plant next spring. There will be lots of future roadwork to prepare for the plant arrival along VFW Drive as that will be where the main entrance and exit will be located.