TechHelp COVID Update for Tuesday, April 14

TechHelp, as part of the National Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), can assist manufacturers with most business operations and workforce needs including product design & development, food manufacturing & safety, plant operational issues, business continuity, supply chain issues, and supplier scouting/matchmaking.

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  • April 14 – The Idaho Business Review reports that Crush the Curve Idaho is bringing businesses together to test workers for COVID-19. The group has a plan to test all of Idaho’s essential workers to avoid inadvertently spreading COVID-19 from essential workers to others and get all Idahoans back to work.
  • Labor Department Releases Timeline for Implementing CARES Act Programs
    Idahoans currently receiving unemployment insurance benefits could start seeing the additional $600 federal benefit authorized by Congress under the CARES Act by the end of April. Answers to FAQs about COVID-19 and applying for unemployment insurance can be found here.

  • April 13 – Paul Edwards of Compressed Air Consultants will offer a webinar on how to perform “Remote Energy Performance Analysis of Compressed Air Systems”. The webinar takes place on April 16th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm MDT.
    For many energy managers, the pandemic means working from home while trying to maintain a focus on energy efficiency. Paul will share what he is learning from the process of monitoring energy systems from an offsite location. Paul estimates that 40-70% of the kWh savings found in a compressed air audit can still be found without setting foot on-site.

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