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, Idaho’s Manufacturing Extension Partner (MEP) thanks our veterans for their service to our nation. We are also thankful for those veterans who apply the skills, expertise, and ideas they developed in the service to their jobs and companies. Mike Atwood of Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) is one example of a Veteran who leaned on his service experience to create excellent night vision products with applications in the civilian world. As a former AH-64 Apache pilot, Mike founded ASU in 1995 and worked with government agencies to allow unrestricted NVG use among first responders and law enforcement agencies.
Join TechHelp & studio\Blu at the 2023 Idaho Manufacturing Alliance Trade Show on Thursday, November 30 at the Boise Centre. This is the only event of its kind in Idaho! An estimated 300+ manufacturing executives, operations managers, first-line supervisors, purchasing managers, HR professionals, and more will attend from throughout Idaho and neighboring states! We hope to see you there.
Rami Goldratt currently serves as CEO of Goldratt Group, the leading organization in Theory Of Constraints (TOC) implementations. Over the years, Rami has been involved in consulting engagements with retail manufacturers, engineering, automotive, textile, chemical, and service industries all around the world. Rami is highly regarded for developing the TOC applications to Sales and Marketing. His ground-breaking implementations in this area have become the standard of TOC in sales.
Goldratt Consulting (GC) was founded by Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt, the creator of the Theory Of Constraints and author of the best seller “The Goal”. With hundreds of seasoned consultants and operations in all major continents, GC paves the way for companies to immediately accelerate cash flow and profits while building the capabilities for exponential growth.
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.
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.
The TechHelp Team participated in a number of manufacturing related events during the spring of 2023. It was great to visit many parts of the great state of Idaho and to visit with manufacturers and colleagues. It is amazing to see how much great work is taking place across the state and the wealth of resources available to help manufacturers succeed.