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Specialist Northampton charity make Olympics signs

Millions of TV viewers will be able to see the work of disabled staff at a Northampton sign-making company as they direct Olympic cyclists at the London 2012 games.

Nordis Signs, a specialist road sign manufacturer Nordis Signs have made almost 2,000 temporary road signs to direct cyclists who are taking part in the 250km Olympic road-race.

The signs were made by Lodge Farm Industrial Estate, Northampton residents and Nordis staff. The majority of the residents at Lodge Farm have learning disabilities.

Manager of Nordis Signs, Steve Wright, said: “Our team have worked hard to develop the 1,800 signs for the Olympic road races and we’re proud to be involved in this great sporting celebration.”

The signs have been fitted along the course which will be held in phses over the next seven weeks through London and Surrey. The signs will also divert Londoners the course.

Nordis will be using three thousand sandbags and more than 500 A-frames to hold the road-side signs in place.

Mr Wright said that winning the Olympic contract had been a big boost to the company and its staff.

He said: “Nordis now develops road signs for local authorities across the UK and for the Highways Agencies and private companies, but this is an unusual project for us and highlights the technical skill and capabilities of our teams.”

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