Ruud Lighting, a subsidiary of Durham, N.C.-based Cree Inc., selected Racine-based Bukacek Construction LLC to be the general contractor for its $24.5 million, 208,000-square-foot expansion project at its headquarters and production facility in Sturtevant. The current facility, located at 9201 Washington Ave., has 500,000 square feet of space. Construction began recently. The project is expected to be complete in the fall of 2012. When the expansion is complete, Ruud will add 469 jobs at the plant. The company already has about 750 employees.
This is the fifth time that Rudd has selected Bukacek Construction for a major project.