CIU alumnus shifts his business to meet pandemic needs

Dave Wegener, CIU alum and owner of Wedge.
April 09, 2020

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.

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