In memoriam: Don Wedge

July 1st, 2017

Don Wedge, former owner of the Marine Canvas Training Institute in Palmetto, Fla, passed away peacefully on April 3. Wedge was born on December 27, 1929, in Chardon, Ohio. He helped launch the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) and IFAI’s Master Fabric Craftsman (MFC) certification program. Wedge was well known for his training school, instructional videos […]

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Marine Canvas Training Institute closes after 34 years

September 1st, 2016

After 34 years in business, the Marine Canvas Training Institute (MCTI) closed its doors in July. The training institute was established by Don Wedge and later managed by his daughter, Dawn Taylor, MFC. Taylor says MCTI, based in Palmetta, Fla., was always a family business. “The school is closing because there is no family member […]

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