From offices in Boise, Post Falls, Twin Falls, and Pocatello, TechHelp Specialists help Idaho manufacturers, food processors and entrepreneurs improve their competitiveness through continuous product and process innovation.

New Product Development
All About Lollipops
Boise, ID

All About Lollipops is a novelty lollipop manufacturing company, which has been in business in Boise, Idaho for 25 years. The 30 employee company was recently purchased by Maredy Candy Company of California.


All About Lollipops’ production tooling methods were costly and time-consuming. TechHelp, a member of the MEP National Network™, developed a new production tooling process for the company by using a computer model to replace both the clay and rubber test molds. TechHelp also advised them to stop using costly brass for its production molds and switch to plastic, which can be produced quickly and inexpensively. Though plastic presented potential limitations on production, All About Lollipops worked with TechHelp to resolve many of the problems. With new production tooling processes in place, All About Lollipops is in a position to exploit new markets. The company continues to work with TechHelp as it develops other process improvements.


  • Reduced lead time for design and manufacturing of production tooling from 3 months to 3 weeks.
  • Decreased cost of production tooling by 50%.
  • Developed a wider customer base to produce increased sales.

“Idaho TechHelp showed real commitment to finding a tooling solution for my company. They placed a high priority on meeting all the critical deadlines, and their advice and expertise helped sort out production problems and bring in new customers. They have and continue to exceed expectations.”

–Lowell Fugal, General Manager, All About Lollipops