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  • The Connected Enterprise – with Tom O’Reilly of Rockwell Automation

    Tom O’Reilly, Vice President, Global Business Development at Rockwell Automation shared his thoughts on “The Connected Enterprise” during a talk at the Boise State University College of Business & Economics on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. One of my biggest takeaways from the event was how Operations Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) are merging at the […]

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  • 10 Ways NIST (& TechHelp) Advance Manufacturing

    NIST researchers help modern manufacturing reach its full potential. These NIST snapshots include Idaho MEP TechHelp along with two of our favorite companies, Rekluse & Versabuilt. The pictures provide a glimpse into the future of manufacturing: robot arms controlled through virtual reality, cell-based medicine, 3-D metal printing, wireless factory communications, a “digital thread” that electronically […]

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  • Idaho MFG Day 2017 Expo & Job Fair was October 3-4 in Nampa

    Thanks to the Southwest Idaho Manufacturers’ Alliance (SWI-MA),  for kicking off a month of MFG DAY activities with the “Made Here!” Manufacturing Expo and Job Fair at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa on October 3-4.  A VIP Reception on the evening of October 3 was followed by a day-long Manufacturing Expo on October 4 that showcased products MADE HERE […]

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  • CNBC’s “Blue Collar Millionaires” Featured Idaho’s Titan of Towing, Chuck Ceccarelli

    Chuck Ceccarelli of In The Ditch Towing Products and Idaho Wrecker Sales out of Mountain Home, Idaho was featured on CNBC’s Blue Collar Millionaires show on Wednesday, February 1st. You can see the full episode online here. Chuck Ceccarelli is one of Idaho’s most exciting, creative and energetic business leaders. He and his talented team make products for the towing industry […]

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  • Hamacher Helps Aviation Assembler Course Take Off in North Idaho

    The North Idaho College (NIC) Workforce Training Center conducted the first Aviation Assembler Course August 1-12, 2016 at Sandpoint High School. Three PTECH (Pathways To Early Career High School) students earned the Aviation Assembler Skill Stack badges.  Mark Kennaly, James Cope and Alex Miller (pictured at right), completed online coursework followed by 70 hours of […]

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  • Mountain Home’s In the Ditch Towing Featured on The American Innovator

    The American Innovator (AI) recently traveled to Mountain Home, Idaho to visit Chuck Cecceralli (L) and the crew at In The Ditch Towing Products (ITD). AI was impressed by the spirit and culture of ITD and the company’s “over-the-top” implementation of Lean Manufacturing. You can view the AI Video of ITD here.  In addition to its success with Lean, ITD […]

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  • Inventor Spotlight – Part One – Introducing Doug Gaus of Innovation in Mind and the Poof Fling Flyer by Alex Brands

    Poof Fling Flyer by Alex Brands Story Part One  Introducing Inventor, Doug Gaus Part Two – Q&A on Invention with Doug Gaus Part Three – Intellectual Property, Selling Your Idea & Licensing July 2016 Update – Sales Soar at Walmart & Amazon Everything we see, touch and experience in our daily lives was invented by someone. Just […]

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  • PTAC Services Now Available at the TECenter in Nampa on Wednesdays & Fridays

    The Idaho Procurement Technical Assistance Center or PTAC plans to host office hours at the TECenter in Nampa, Idaho on Wednesday and Fridays for the next 3-4 months to make access to the PTAC easier for those who live on the western side of the valley. PTAC tracks local, state, and federal bid opportunities and alerts […]

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  • Food Safety Professionals Complete Region’s First FSPCA 2.5-Day Course at Boise State

    Food & Dairy specialist, Jeff Kronenberg of TechHelp and the University of Idaho

    On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Food Safety Specialist, Jeff Kronenberg, of TechHelp and the University of Idaho joined Dr. Mark Daeschel of Oregon State University to welcome 60 food safety professionals to Boise State and the first FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course in the Region. The new The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) […]

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  • Functional Fabrication – Idaho Steel Supercharges Machine Shop with SLS 3D Printing

    Since 1918, Idaho Steel has manufactured, maintained and customized food processing equipment. Like most fabricators, Idaho Steel has historically relied on CNC machining for many of their products’ components. The company recently worked with TechHelp Partner, Intermountain 3D to purchase and install a ProX™ 500 Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printer. Idaho Steel uses the […]

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