Your Trusted Idaho Manufacturing Advisors
From university-based offices in Boise, Post Falls, Twin Falls, and Pocatello, TechHelp Specialists help Idaho manufacturers, food processors, and entrepreneurs produce products and improve their competitiveness through continuous product and process innovation.
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Our Specialists Are...
In Our Client's Words
Al YoungwerthFounder of Rekluse & Versabuilt
Chris RodgersCreator of Rapid Rope
Calvin AllanEngineering Director, DECKED
Charlotte ArmstrongOwner, Cowboy Tom’s Flapjacks
Mark MelniInventor of Connector & Owner of Melni LLC
Caleb ChungCo Founder It's Alive Labs
Latest News and Information
TechHelp’s Jennifer Buel won the “Unsung Hero of the Year” Award at the 2023 MEP National Conference in Buffalo, NY. This award recognizes an individual and/or team from marketing, reporting, administrative, human resources, or other behind-the-scenes roles at an MEP Center who has shown exemplary effort in their work.
Join TechHelp in celebrating Supply Chain September, a month-long initiative by the Idaho Manufacturing Alliance to raise awareness of the Idaho Manufacturers CONNECT directory (connect.idmfg.org). This directory is a powerful tool that unites Idaho’s supply chain. Our goal during Supply Chain September is to encourage all Idaho manufacturers and suppliers to complete a comprehensive CONNECT Company Profile to enhance our ability to connect!
TechHelp is excited to announce an opportunity for a Marketing and Promotions Manager to join our mission-driven organization. As a member of TechHelp, you will be part of a team dedicated to creating value, making an impact, and supporting long-term organizational success. We seek an individual who embraces Blue Turf Thinking and can lead with creativity and curiosity.
The Marketing and Promotions Manager will lead the development and implementation of marketing plans, branding, marketing materials, and program-building events. In addition, the manager will oversee university student experiential learning opportunities and maintain cooperative relationships with community representatives, public interest groups, and the media to generate positive recognition for TechHelp.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Janna Hamlett of TechHelp and the University of Idaho will deliver two crucial food safety courses this fall. Our FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course (PCQI) will occur online on October 3-5, 2023. Janna will lead our Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) course online on November 8.
Dr. Janna Hamlett Article in Food Safety Magazine Has Tips to Overcome Supply Chain Challenges for Food Manufacturers
Supply chain constraints are not a new challenge in the food industry. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic created additional hardships, the food industry has always had to deal with difficulties in the supply chain. Food is a global market, and even the smallest food processor brings in food ingredients, packaging, and equipment from around the world. The food industry is not immune to environmental disasters or political unrest in the global environment. Since the food supply chain is very complex with multiple stakeholders, processors, brokers, and transportation involved, it is susceptible to turbulence and instability.
Join experienced Lean practitioners Luke Fuess and Gene Hamacher for a 1/2 day overview that will cover the major principles of Lean Manufacturing. The main objective of Lean is to improve productivity, minimize waste (anything not of value to your customers), and create a culture of continuous improvement. Your company can grow and thrive by eliminating non-value-adding activities and concentrating on delivering value to customers.
TechHelp, Idaho’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center, is seeking a talented and creative Food Manufacturing Specialist for our Southern Idaho region. In this role, you will drive business growth and manage technical and training services for Idaho manufacturers including food manufacturers. The Food Manufacturing Specialist will develop relationships with client company leadership to provide consulting in continuous improvement, advanced manufacturing, business management, and growth strategies. As a TechHelp Food Manufacturing Specialist, you will work in a fun and fast-paced team environment and be a part of the rich history of the University of Idaho.
TechHelp, Idaho’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center, is seeking a talented and creative Manufacturing Specialist to act as a client manager for our Eastern Idaho region. In this role, you will drive business growth and manage technical and training services for Idaho manufacturers. The Manufacturing Specialist will develop relationships with client company leadership to consult on continuous improvement, advanced manufacturing, business management, and growth strategies. As a TechHelp Manufacturing Specialist, you will work in a fun and fast-paced team environment and be a part of the rich history of Idaho State University.