A passion for copper

Tim Popowich is the passionate power behind Fernie Copper Works Inc., a new business in Fernie, B.C.

Tim Popowich is the passionate power behind Fernie Copper Works Inc., a new business in Fernie, B.C. — Photo courtesy Tim Popowich

Tim Popowich can hardly contain his enthusiasm about his new business, Fernie Copper Works Inc. After a three-year break from a long career in sheet metal, he started his own venture, and for the first time, he feels like he’s being creative. “Copper is a natural material that seems like it’s alive,” he said. “It changes over time. I’m able to be involved at every step, from learning exactly what the client wants, through the fabrication and installation. It feels more like building a relationship than like a job. I love what I do, and so do my clients.”

Marie Milner

Marie Milner is a writer and photographer for Kootenay Business magazine and several other publications. She appreciates the inspiration that she gets during her interviews and hopes to share that inspiration with you. View all of Marie Milner’s articles

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