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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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Some of Our Work With Clients
TechHelp team members help Idaho’s most innovative entrepreneurs and manufacturers make productive investments in their plants, people, products, and processes that create sales, efficiency, quality, profits, and jobs. Listed below are some examples of our work with clients.
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
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Help is Available to Complete Your CMMC Assessment
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program is aligned with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) information security requirements for Defense Industrial Base (DIB) partners. If your organization doesn’t meet minimum CMMC-level requirements, you may be unable to bid on certain grants and contracts.
TechHelp in partnership with the Institute for Pervasive Cybersecurity (IPC) at Boise State is looking for a few companies to complete a CMMC level 1 or level 2 assessment over the next 6 months. A CMMC assessment starts your company on the path to certification in cyber security which could put you on the path to seeking grant funding for further certification. It raises awareness of critical steps to implement foundational cybersecurity protection needs.
TechHelp Joins Governor Little on 2022 Trade Mission to Taiwan & Singapore
TechHelp’s Grey Beaudry joined Idaho Governor Little and business leaders from across Idaho on a trade mission to Taiwan and Singapore in December of 2022. Attendees met with leaders to build international business relationships and to increase sales of Idaho products.
Dr. Janna Hamlett on Determining Sanitation Effectiveness with a Robust Environmental Monitoring Program
A sanitation program is a key component of any food processor’s or food handler’s food safety plan. A well-written and well-executed sanitation program can mitigate, or reduce to an acceptable level, all three classifications of hazards (microbiological, chemical, and physical) in a hazard analysis. Sanitation is one of the four preventive controls (process controls, allergen, sanitation, and others) in the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Sanitation has long been a major prerequisite program for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP). Consequently, it is imperative that the sanitation program be functioning and performing according to expectations.
Janna Hamlett Explores “TIM WOODS” Waste Factors in FoodSafety Magazine Article
If you look around, you may find many examples of ‘TIM WOODS’ in a food processing facility. TIM WOODS is an acronym for the ‘eight wastes’ that can plague a processing facility. In lean manufacturing, waste is any cost, effort, or material that is used in a processing facility that does not directly lead to a completed unit.
VCO Looking for Companies for WeROC + Deal Forum Pitch Events
VentureCapital.Org is looking for startups for the upcoming WeROC Conference (Women Entrepreneurs Realizing Opportunities for Capital) as well as startups for its upcoming Deal Forum Pitch Events. Those interested in applying can do so at Gust.com or by sending me their pitch deck and executive summary directly. We are looking for seed to series A/B startups and are industry agnostic. Program participants will be matched with team of mentors to perfect their presentation and prepare for raising capital leading up to the actual pitch event.
Look Who is Accomplished Under 40!
According to the Idaho Business Review, there were about 470,000 Idaho workers eligible for the Accomplished Under 40 (AU40) award in 2022. From among that huge cohort, Food Processing Specialist Catherine Cantley of TechHelp and the University of Idaho stood out and was recognized as one of Idaho’s AU40 business professionals.
TechHelp’s Jessica Lambert Wins Women in STEM, Medicine and Law Scholarship
TechHelp’s Jessica Lambert Wins Women in STEM, Medicine and Law scholarship
Thanks for the Fun Open House at the Boise State New Product Development Lab & studio\Blu
Discover the new developments at the New Product Development Lab at studio\Blu. The list of NEW developments includes a new NPD space, the new studio\Blu program, new and bigger staff, new skill sets, new equipment, new services, and more.
To Buy or Not to Buy? Considerations When Purchasing Used Food Processing Equipment
When buying equipment for a food processing facility or commercial kitchen, it is ideal to purchase new equipment that is designed for the specific product, processing use, and processing capacity at the facility. However, in many cases this equipment may be cost-prohibitive, or the exact type of equipment may not be readily available, and so used equipment may need to be purchased instead.
Recording of TechHelp’s Webinar on the Uses and Benefits of Collaborative Robots (Cobots) in Manufacturing Facilities – Jan 27
Is your manufacturing facility undergoing a workforce shortage? Attracting, hiring, and keeping workers is one of today’s key workforce challenges. In this webinar, we explored how collaborative robots (also called cobots) can help. Our speakers, Ryan Okelberry (House of Design) and Al Youngwerth (Versabuilt) are local legends in the robotics industry who shared their experiences and answered questions.
TechHelp Bombs at the 2021 IMA Manufacturing Trade Show
Idaho’s Cocoa Bombs Sweetened Our Day at IMA MFG Trade Show TechHelp was proud to join the Idaho Manufacturing Alliance at the only manufacturing-focused industry tradeshow in Idaho. The event
Support the MUD BUD™ Magnetic Utility Device
M.U.D. BUD™ Kickstarter Site TechHelp’s New Product Development Team at Boise State works with many Idaho inventors who develop cool ideas born of necessity. Idaho is full of creative people