News & Insights

We’re changing the narrative of the manufacturing industry one story at a time. CMTA’s award-winning storytelling team showcases California’s 30,000 manufacturers by uplifting the voices of our makers. Find industry news and the stories from those “Making California” below. 

Organic Fertilizer Company, Glogens, Joins CMTA

Sacramento, Calif. – The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) welcomed Glogens, a fertilizer and plant nutrient company, to the organization today. The Sacramento organic fertilizer company utilizes natural coal and amino acids to enhance...

Sustainable House Manufacturer, ReMo Homes, Joins CMTA

Sacramento, Calif. – The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) officially welcomed ReMo Homes, a pioneering modular manufacturing company, to the organization today. ReMo Homes is working towards providing zero-carbon, cost-effective modular and...

Navigating a New Era of Manufacturing: Harnessing AI in the Industry

Webinar presented by Hitachi Digital Services and Dr. Chetan Gupta, head of AI research at Hitachi Sacramento, Calif. – The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) hosted an exclusive webinar on the evolving landscape of the manufacturing...

Silicon Valley Solar Startup Tandem PV Joins CMTA

Sacramento, Calif. – The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) welcomed Tandem PV, an innovative solar energy startup, to the organization today. The Silicon Valley startup is leading the charge to develop and commercialize a more powerful and...

Press Release

Manufacturing Minute: Tandem PV Awarded $4.7 Million to Advance New Solar Technology

Jun 11, 2024

In this week’s Manufacturing Minute, we highlight three significant developments in the manufacturing sector. Manufacturing Minute is powered by Tri Tool Technologies.

U.S. Department of Energy Awards CMTA Member, Tandem PV, with New Funding 


Courtesy of Tandem PV

CMTA member Tandem PV, a leader in perovskite solar technology, has been awarded $4.7 million by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO). This funding will support the commercialization of Tandem PV’s innovative thin-film solar photovoltaic technology. Combining conventional silicon solar cells with perovskite materials allows Tandem PV panels to achieve up to 40% more power than traditional panels. The Silicon Valley company is currently producing panels with 26% efficiency. The company’s technology promises to lower installation and land acquisition costs, making solar energy more affordable and efficient for consumers.  

CMTA Board Member, Boeing’s, Huge Milestone  


Courtesy of Boeing

First, CMTA board member company, Boeing, successfully launched its first crewed flight test of the Starliner mission, marking a decade-long milestone. Veteran NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams embarked on this mission, riding the Starliner capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) on June 5, 2024. After separating from its rocket stages, the spacecraft entered orbit and began its 24-hour journey to the ISS. This mission is essential as it works towards NASA’s certification of the Starliner for routine astronaut missions.

2024 MakingCA Conference Call for Speakers 


2023 MakingCA Conference Keynote Speaker Eric Edelson, Fireclay Tile

We are excited to announce that CMTA is seeking speakers and panelists for the 2nd Annual MakingCA Conference in October. Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, which attracted nearly 150 business leaders, manufacturing employees, advocates, and partners, this year’s conference promises to be even more impactful. Interested individuals can apply by filling out the form here, with a submission deadline of August 20, 2024. The conference also features the recognition of the “Coolest Thing Made in California” competition winner. Selected speakers will receive complimentary registration and extensive promotion across CMTA’s platforms. 

Learn more about our upcoming MakingCA Conference here. 


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