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From offices in Boise, Post Falls and Pocatello, TechHelp Manufacturing Specialists help Idaho manufacturers, food processors and inventors/entrepreneurs improve their competitiveness through continuous product and process innovation. Our services fall into three primary areas of practice that include:

  • New Product and Market Development
  • Operational Excellence
  • Food & Dairy Processing 

 The words EXTENSION and PARTNERSHIP capture the spirit of what we do:

  • We extend our people, services, resources, knowledge and expertise to help Idaho manufacturers, processors and inventors improve competitiveness and profitability
  • We can be an extension of your company and of your staff. Call us when you need us
  • TechHelp gives you access to a deep pool of local and national resources through our university, private sector and national MEP partners
  • TechHelp Manufacturing Specialists are available statewide thanks to our university partners

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Success Stories

SGW Taps TechHelp Talent Pipeline to Meet Growing Demand

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SGW Designworks creates next-level engineering solutions by applying creativity, experience, and multidisciplinary development principles to solve difficult problems. Ryan Gray, SGW President, expressed the company’s need for talented and experienced engineers to address their growing clients’ project needs. Such talent has not always been easy to

Coffee Company Perks Up Their Food Safety

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The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulation requires every processing facility, such as DOMA, to have a trained Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) who has completed an FDA-recognized training program. DOMA needed this FDA-approved specialized training as well as a food safety plan. A proper food safety plan is a basic

Idaho Company Brings Luv to the Global Toy Industry

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Chung discovered TechHelp, a member of the MEP National Network™, at the Boise State New Product Development Lab (NPD), in the early 2000s when he developed Pleo, a super cute baby dinosaur that begins its emotional and intellectual development as soon as you pull it out of the box. This collaboration led IAL to Travis Dean, a former student

"Our work with TechHelp and the ExporTech program opened our eyes to some great resources and led us to hire a new person. We now know there are resources available to us that are just an email away."

—Wayne Forney, Owner, BALMSHOT

Created March 18, 2019, Updated February 11, 2021