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Ben Jarvis (L) of EDA and Gregg Lynde (C) of TechHelp, a member of the MEP National Network™, and Boise State meet with Mike Francis, at Payette Brewing Company’s Garden City location.

Brewing Up Success for Payette Brewing Co.

When The Payette Brewing Company participated in the Operational Excellence Program, it was operating a 15-barrel brewing system in a Garden City plant that generated four year-round beers. The company was in the process of creating more choices of canned beer available in bars, restaurants, and retail locations throughout Idaho and the Northwest. 


As a new and growing brewery, there were plenty of issues facing the Payette team. Finding the time, expertise, and manpower needed to address production issues was a challenge. Management knew that despite the many strengths of his team, working with an outside group of subject matter experts such as TechHelp, a member of the MEP National Network™, could reveal overlooked issues and opportunities for improvement.  Since completing the Operational Excellence Program, Payette has opened a state of the art brewery.

The E3 Excellence program introduced us to a great network of local experts and gave us a repeatable process for making operational improvements.

– Mike Francis, Owner, Payette Brewing Co.