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We Help Manufacturers Make It In Idaho

If you have any questions or need product design, prototyping or manufacturing help - please contact your local TechHelp specialist or our main office using the information listed at right. Or, complete a Request Form at right for Product Development or Manufacturing Assistance.

TechHelp services are divided into three primary areas; Growth & Innovation, E3 (Economy - Energy - Environment) and Food & Dairy Services.
For detailed information, download a TechHelp Flyer or follow links below to dive deeper into any of our service areas.

Our Growth & Innovation Team helps everyone from inventor/entrepreneurs who need product design and prototyping help to existing manufacturers looking to grow profitably by developing new products and markets.

Complete our NPD intake form here to arrange for a no-cost consultation on your product or idea.

Our E3 Team helps Idaho manufacturers improve economically by producing products more efficiently with less energy and environmental impact.

Click here if you have any questions or our Manufacturing Specialists or if you would like to schedule an assessment of your operation by one of our Specialists.


Click here if you have any questions or our Food & Dairy Specialists or if you would like to schedule an assessment of your operation by one of our Specialists.

Our Food & Dairy Processing Team helps Idaho processors improve global competitiveness helping them learn about and implement advanced food safety & processing standards.

Food & Dairy Processing Team & Programs

Lean for Food Processors


 Workforce Development Assistance

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Testimonial from Rekluse Motor Sports

"The successful development of the z-Start clutch is a testament to the value and quality of TechHelp’s services.
I can honestly say that without TechHelp, Rekluse Motor Sports and the z-Start clutch would not exist today.”
Al Youngwerth, President , Rekluse Motor Sports


TechHelp Manufacturing Specialists provide information and technical/professional assistance that helps Idaho manufacturers, processors and inventors accelerate growth and profitability through continuous product and process innovation. TechHelp is a partnership of Idaho's three state universities providing services throughout the state. TechHelp is Idaho's affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP); a national network of manufacturing experts offering advanced manufacturing solutions. As Idaho's Economic Development Administration University Center, TechHelp focuses on creating growth and jobs in economically distressed areas of Idaho.


The Lean Expert Development Program (LEDP) will prepare Lean Leaders to lead sustainable continuous improvement activities in ANY business environment. The LEPD Program specifically focuses on the HUMAN and CULTURAL aspects of change that doom 80% of Lean initiatives. The program is designed to meet the needs of organizations that have tried other Continuous Improvement Initiatives and struggled to sustain them. The program kicks off on June 2 in Post Falls and the Fall 2014 in Boise.
Learn more about the program here or click here to apply.  

Top Reasons to Work With TechHelp

A recent study showed that manufacturers work with MEP Centers such as TechHelp for a variety of reasons. These include the expertise of our staff, the value of our services, our fair & unbiased assessments, our ability to generate ROI and the depth of our industry knowledge.

Idaho companies reported the following impact as a direct result of their work with us during the most recent fiscal year. 

Number of Idaho Firms Served 179
Created & Retained Jobs 335
Top Line Increased and Retained Sales  $53,400,000
Bottom Line Cost Savings  $10,600,000
Investments in Improvements  $6,600,000


What Does Manufacturing Mean to You? Video from the National Association of Manufacturers.

What manufacturing means to some TechHelp clients - Video from Mckay Womack.


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Startup Treasure Valley
April 18-19, Boise
Startup Your Business

2014 Food & Dairy Workshops

Practical FS & HACCP
May 6-8, Idaho Falls

Seafood HACCP Segment 2 Training Course
May 13, Boise

Internal Auditor
June 10, Boise


Idaho World Trade Day
April 30, Boise State
Featuring Jeff Williams, Pres & CEO of Glanbia and Keith Kirkham, Senior Commercial Officer
U.S. Embassy Moscow.

Principles of Lean Manufacturing Workshops offer powerful orientation to the Principles of Lean

May 7, U of I Research Park, Post Falls

May 29, NIC Workforce Center, Post Falls

Lean Expert Development Program
Boise - Fall 2014
Post Falls - Summer 2014

Create a culture of sustainable continuous improvement.

Other Training

Idaho Small Business Development Center

Boise State Center for Professional Development


TechHelp is a Partnership of

Boise State University
University of Idaho
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Success Stories:

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Diversified Metal Products

Western Trailers

Rekluse Motor Sports


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