~Jim and the 1993 Construction Crew!
From the Basement to the Garage
In 1989, after taking early retirement from a career in education, my father George developed a device he named the Science Block Kit, designed for teaching grade 3 to grade 7 simple physics. He then started a company and named it Copernicus. While attending college, I helped him manufacture and assemble the kits in the basement of his home, better known as our "sawdust days". After my graduation in 1992, we made the big move from the basement to the garage. Then in 1993, with the help of a few friends, we put on our construction hats and built a 3500 sq ft shop.
...And the Team keeps Growing
Since then, we have been very fortunate to have a great team of employees, business partners and teachers, helping us grow to a team of 60 employees in a 40,000 sq ft facility today.
Although Dad passed away in 2001, we still maintain the same focus on innovative, teacher driven and child safe educational products.
Whether you have one of our products in your classroom, or are considering any, we would love to hear from you.
2013 Winner of Canada's Outstanding Employer Award
For generating an interest in the skilled trades through a hands-on program with high employee involvement; and for demonstrating to students the variety of job opportunities, functions and skills in their company.
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