Getting to the Copper Kettle business

James and Amber Patrick (Fores) are the children of Russ and Darlene Patrick. James was educated by Colonel Crawford and then transferred to the Pioneer Career and Technology Center, studying industrial diesel and a year in welding. From there, he worked at the landfill as a heavy equipment mechanic for several years, but wanted to move on. He joined Transco in the repair of railcars, but continued to be fired.

James’ friend offered a job in underwater welding. He read online the nearest diving academy in New Jersey. After a five-month course, he left for Louisiana and found a job diving. They offered him a job in Trinidad, so he also worked there for six months. He was in this industry for seven years, but the oil fields began to slow down and he returned home.

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