Solar Atmospheres Acquires Certified Metal Craft Inc.

Certified Metal Craft, A Solar Atmospheres Company

El Cajon, CA, April 29, 2024 – Solar Atmospheres, Inc. is pleased to announce their most recent acquisition, Certified Metal Craft (CMC) located in El Cajon (an East County suburb of San Diego). With nearly 55 years of serving the Southern California region, CMC and the Wiederkehr Family have established themselves as a trusted and dependable source for Heat Treating and Brazing services. With the addition of CMC to the Solar Family of Companies, CMC establishes Solar’s 6th nationwide location and bolsters their West Coast presence.

CMC has extensive capabilities to include Vacuum, Aluminum, Atmospheric, Endothermic, Salt Bath and Cryogenic processing and currently employs 25 dedicated and loyal employees. Servicing the Aerospace, Medical, and Commercial markets, CMC is Nadcap accredited and holds a long list of customer and prime approvals. Tim Wiederkehr will immediately assume the role of V.P. of Operations and report to Derek Dennis, President of Solar Atmospheres of California, Inc.

Derek Dennis states “Solar is excited to welcome the dedicated CMC team into the growing nation of Solar companies. We look forward to learning, growing, and working together to modernize the facility with Solar built state-of-the-art equipment, support systems, and a customer support structure that seamlessly works to meet or exceed our valuable customers’ requirements. Together, we will continue to grow our west coast footprint while solidifying our industry leading approach of being the “go-to” choice for all heat treating & brazing needs with an unwavering commitment to honesty and integrity in all relationships.”

For additional information about Solar Atmospheres of California/San Diego, contact Derek Dennis at 1-855-934-3284 x1301 or email Derek at