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9 October 2009


Cree expands manufacturing capacity

In order to expand manufacturing capacity for LED chips and lighting products, Cree Inc says it aims to add 275 ‘green jobs' at its Durham, NC facility during 2009. Furthermore, the firm anticipates creating an additional 300 jobs by the end of 2012.

Cree has also started the manufacture and assembly of LED lighting products with Flextronics in Mecklenburg County, NC. Initial products made at the facility include the Energy Star-qualified LR6 recessed LED downlight and the award-winning LR24 LED troffer replacement.

“We are seeing tremendous growth for LED lighting,” said Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda. “Energy-efficient lighting has its roots right here in North Carolina, and Cree is proud to be bringing more green jobs to our state.”

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