PULASKI, Va. -

Nearly 70 new jobs will be coming to the Town of Pulaski.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe made the announcement Tuesday.

James Hardie Building Products Inc., will invest $25 million to expand its manufacturing capacity and increase productivity.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the Town of Pulaski and the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance to successfully secure the project.

Florida and Illinois were also competing for the project.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe approved a $250,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to assist with the project. James Hardie will also be getting a $200,000 performance-based grant from the Virginia Investment Partnership Program.

James Hardie came to Pulaski nearly 10 years ago. The company makes fiber cement siding products.