Operational Excellence

TechHelp’s Operational Excellence Team helps Idaho manufacturers improve profitability by producing more efficiently with less energy and environmental impact.

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  • Idaho SBDC Cybersecurity Roundtable: Identifying and mitigating risks in your business

    In addition to personal business counseling, Idaho Small Business Development Center offices throughout the state host a variety of valuable workshops and events.  One topic that caught our attention recently was Cybersecurity.  Nearly every day we hear stories of how various cyber attacks can put individuals and businesses in peril.  It is astounding that 60% of small businesses […]

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  • TechHelp Vandal Delivers Lean Message in Chile

    TechHelp Manufacturing Specialists pride themselves on delivering world-class services to local companies in Idaho. But sometimes, the world comes calling. In May of 2017, Manufacturing Specialist, Gene Hamacher, of TechHelp and the University of Idaho provided the Keynote presentation at “Productivity Now!” a Seminar and Workshop of Operational Excellence in Concepcion, Chile. Hamacher is based […]

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  • 2017 I-90 Corridor Aerospace Expo Spring Conference in Coeur d’Alene

    Thursday, May 25 is the final day for the early bird rate of $150/person for the I90 Corridor Aerospace Expo Spring Conference in Coeur d’Alene on May 31 – June 1, 2017. May 30 – June 1 in Coeur d’Alene REGISTER NOW!  May 30    Evening Kickoff Reception May 31    Spring Conference and Aerospace Expo June 1  […]

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  • Manufacturing Matters Expo 2017

    Join Gene Hamacher and Shelly Gillis of TechHelp’s North Idaho Office for the Manufacturing Matters 2017 Expo in  Spokane.

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  • New Tool Helps Companies Find Financing for Energy-Saving Measures

    New Tool Helps Companies Find Financing for Energy-Saving Measures According to Manufacturing Specialist, Dave O’Connell, of TechHelp and Idaho State University, the two biggest objections to moving forward with an energy efficiency project are the upfront costs and simple payback periods that don’t meet an organization’s objectives. As the leader of TechHelp’s Operational Excellence Team, […]

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  • You Don’t Have to Travel Far to Find Innovation in Idaho

    Most U.S. citizens would probably not consider a government agency with an annual budget of around $700 million and some 1,700 employees to be a hotbed of efficiency and innovation. They don’t know the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). Amazingly, this government agency was chosen by the Idaho Technology Council as a finalist for its 2016 […]

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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 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 Hands-On […]

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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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  • 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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  • TechHelp Operational Excellence Team on a Lean Six Sigma Roll

    Dave O'Connell

    TechHelp’s Operational Excellence Team is on a Lean Six Sigma roll with a presentation at St. Luke’s on Monday, Aug 10.  

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