CIU alumnus shifts his business to meet pandemic needs

CIU alumnus shifts his business to meet pandemic needs

A representative from the South Carolina Beaufort County EMS chats with Dave Wegener.
Dave Wegener, CIU alum and owner of Wedge.

CIU alumnus Dave Wegener, owner of Wedge. (Photo provided by Wedge)

Columbia International University alumnus Dave Wegener usually concentrates on setting up custom Mac computers and helping Apple users with tech problems. But since the Covid-19 outbreak in South Carolina, Wegener’s Columbia business, Wedge, has shifted its focus to producing medical protective devices, starting with face shields.

“We’re now producing more than 10,000 shields per day and are supplying most of the needs for South Carolina hospitals,” Wegener said in an email to CIU.

Wegener, a 1991 CIU graduate, caught the attention of The Post and Courier newspaper of Charleston, South Carolina. Read the article, “Columbia company switches from working on Macs to making face shields, masks. ranks Columbia International University the 2020 Best Online College in South Carolina, and CIU is #2 in the state for Best College Campus. CIU also consistently ranks among the Top Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Excitement is growing on campus with increased enrollment and new academic programs. Request information on enrollment at CIU and Columbia Biblical Seminary or call (800) 777-2227, ext. 5024.