The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) has recognized Don Wedge, MFC, Marine Canvas Training Institute, Palmetto, Fla., as the first inductee into the MFA Hall of Fame. Wedge will be honored at the 2013 MFA National Convention, Jan. 18-20, 2013, in Cape Coral, Fla.
Wedge started the Marine Canvas Training Institute in 1982, the first of its kind to teach quality marine canvas and upholstery fabrication. When the institute first opened, he conducted seminars around the country. Still based in Palmetto, the company is owned and operated by Wedge’s daughter, Dawn Taylor. One of the original founders of MFA, he also helped to develop IFAI’s Master Fabric Craftsman (MFC) certification program, and encouraged his industry colleagues to seek this certification.