The Rt. Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State for Transport, was treated to a guided tour of Royal British Legion Industries’ new, high-tech road and rail signs printing and graphics area this week. The picture shows him with Tracey Crouch MP for Chatham and Aylesford and Neil Roberts, RBLI's Graphics Team Leader.
The visit to Aylesford marks the completion of the first phase of a modernisation programme and an investment of over £350,000 in new, leading-edge printer technology and a fully climate-controlled printing and graphics room.
The visit enabled Mr McLoughlin to see first-hand where new, state-of-the-art heritage and tourism signs are made. The vibrant and colourful signs, which are slowly replacing existing brown ones, often depict iconic images associated with their area, such as the historic Chatham Dockyard. RBLI is one of only four organisations in the country with the advanced technology able to produce the new style of sign.