Wisconsin-based Ruud Lighting, a subsidiary of Cree Inc., announced a 208,000-sq-ft expansion of its manufacturing facility and a $24.5 million investment in the fabrication and assembly of LED lighting. The company estimates that 469 full-time jobs, mostly assembly positions, will be created over the next four years. The expansion is the company’s response to market demand for the latest LED technology. It will extend component and product storage capacity and house several new manufacturing lines for new and existing Cree LED production. The company will also invest in manufacturing equipment.