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Episode 01 | Safety And... Camping with Micah Triche | by LAPCO FR

Safety And... Camping:

Lauren sits down with Micah Triche, Vice President of flame-resistant workwear manufacturer Lapco to discuss the history of Lapcowhat's a "glamper", and survival skills in episode 1 of the Safety And...Podcast




This podcast is sponsored by LAPCO manufacturing. LAPCO: premium workwear since 1989.

Lauren Brizendine: Welcome to a laughing and learning podcast where we talk about safety and, well, whatever topic is on your mind.

My name is Lauren Brizendine, host of the show and I'm joined here today by my favorite boss and yours, Vice President of LAPCO Manufacturing, Mr. Micah Triche. Micah, thank you so much for being here today.

Micah Triche: Thank you for having me.

Lauren: And especially thank you for the budget that we have to do this podcast. Micah is my boss, and we're going to talk a little bit today about safety and LAPCO, but we're also going to talk about something fun, which is…

Micah: I chose camping.
Lauren: You chose camping!
Micah: My new hobby, camping.

Lauren: Right? Well, I am super excited to get to that and to play this really awesome game with you. But before we get started, I would love for you to tell our listeners the story of Lascaux because what I love about this story is, I've heard it a few times. And every time I hear it, there's always like a new caveat. There's new information. So, tell us our listeners a little bit more about our, our brand and our company. Yeah,

Micah: It really is a unique story about how LAPCO got started. My father started LAPCO in 1989. And at that time, he was a pipeline welder.

Lauren: So… 1989 you were…

Micah: Five

Lauren: Wow, five.
Micah: And so, my whole family consisted of pipeline welders. My uncles were pipeline welders. My cousins were pipeline welders. And so, during that time, they traveled quite a bit, right, different projects, different jobs. My mom and my sister got to travel with him quite a bit in the early stages. And then when I was born, my sister actually started school. And so, they were kind of limited on their ability to travel with them. So, one thing that a welder always struggled with was where to rest their arm. Okay, and so he came up with a design of something very simple. At that time, they were using basketball knee pads.

Lauren: Oh, really!?

Micah: Yep, they were using basketball knee pads, and so they would put that on their elbow and their forearm, but it would constantly move. It just wasn't fit right.

Lauren: And he said something needs to be done.

Micah: Absolutely. So, my mom he bought my mom an old singer pedal machine and put it in our house in one of our rooms and began sewing arm pads for him, my dad, and then his friends.

Lauren: Did they have experience in sewing? Or was this a new adventure?

Micah: Zero, well…Maybe a little bit?

Lauren: Right, you can sew a button…

Micah: So right, nothing extensive. And so, he she began to make a few but then all of a sudden, a lot of people started asking for them. So, he said, Well, I guess I need to start selling them.

Lauren: Yeah.

Micah: And so, he would sell them on the job site during lunch break. And my mom he called my mom, and my mom would sew them, and he'd sell them. And about that time my grandfather just retired. He was in in the offshore boat business his whole life. And so, he retired, and he was about to go crazy with something to do. Yeah, my mom said Well, absolutely, …

Lauren: The timing is perfect.

Micah: …you can help me cut leather. And so, they began to make arm pads. They got a flyer, a mailer,

Lauren: yes!

Micah: Sent fliers out to people around the country. And so that's actually what started LAPCO was that arm pad. They were they were fortunate enough to get this this patented. So, they were able to get the arm pad patented. And then that began the journey that we've been on since.

Lauren: Oh wow.

Micah: After doing leathers for quite some time. My dad, Freddie, started to think of how he could expand his business. And he did that by kind of looking at what a welder… what else completed a welder… at that time, every welder wore welding shirt, and they were very prideful of their shirts. They took care of their shirts. So, he said, well, I'm going to learn how to make a welding shirt.

Lauren: Okay.
Micah: And so, he, he took a shirt, he took one of his welding shirts, he went to a sewing machine shop, and laid the shirt down and said, I need to buy used equipment to make this shirt. I need someone to show me what style equipment to make this shirt.

Lauren: I love this.

Micah: So, we started making shirts, we got a building in a little shopping center right across the street from our house like a block over from our house. And we probably began making 20 shirts a week.

Lauren: And you said these shirts were made correct me if I'm wrong out of like, store-bought McCall's patterns…

Micah: Absolutely, absolutely…

Lauren: …that were eventually cut out of newspapers. And I think that's so great. Because, you know, now patterns are done digitally…
…And just to have the talent to do this, especially from someone who's a welder who has absolutely no, really, I mean, this is like such a great story.

Micah: my grandmother, my mom would work on the pattern. And my dad would try it on.

Lauren: He was the first fit model.

Micah: Right. So, our size extra-large was perfect.

Lauren: Oh, yes.

Micah: Once we started grading it, God only knows what happened.

Lauren: Well grading… you know…

Micah: And so that's how it began. And then we got into sales reps, right, a sales rep came to our house one time and at that time, my dad, you know, really wasn't familiar with how that works. So, he explained to him the process. And here we are today.

Lauren: Yes, a family brand, a humble brand. I love it. So now, you know, here we are today. But what makes us different from others who are also in this? So, we do flame resistant clothes now. And we do have a lot of competitors. But how do we stand out above the crowd?

Micah: And that's a good question. And, you know, we like to think there's several reasons why we stand out. Right? You know, getting into the car business was about 10-15 years ago for us where we decided as a company, we need to move completely in focus in this flame-resistant workwear market, and so a few things that we really value is our ability to manage inventory. Yeah. You know, so, like all businesses, inventory is probably one of the most costly things.

Lauren: Most definitely, and I'm sure flame resistant, right? These are not cheap garments.

Micah: Absolutely, and so there's a lot of time in fabric ordering.

Lauren: Yes, lead times …

Micah: Correct. So, we have really, we value our ability to manage our inventory. And that's one of the big things that we really focus on, is having that inventory. And so that's been something that we truly want to have as well as our customer service. And then we developed a full customization department. And so, we're one of the few companies out there that will customize garments, whether they're embroidered names, certain enhancements that we do at our facility in Morgan city to really speed that process up.

Lauren: Great. Well, so I'm sure you've probably invested in some machineries to do that. What are some of the best investments you've made in LAPCO, other than me and the marketing team, which is a great investment, but what are some other investments that have really benefited you guys?

Micah: So, I remember when I first graduated college, and I started here full time. My dad put me on the road, so Okay, on the road selling and so I came, I came back home, and I said, Man, Dad we've got to get a sales team, a sales team that wakes up and is really focused on the brand in certain areas. Yes, at that time, we had no sales representation that truly worked for LAPCO. We had a few independent reps, but no employees of LAPCO. So, we hired our very first salesman in Houston.

Lauren: Okay… makes perfect sense.

Micah: And it just exploded from there. So, one of our very good investments was we really have built a sales team that is dependable, that is well known in the industry, and they have a great reputation.

Lauren: Yes, knowledgeable

Micah: The second investment that we made was in our manufacturing facility. So, like many businesses, we were using contractors to sew for us, right. In different geographical areas, we were using people to sew for us. Well, my brother-in-law, who manages all of our operations, production operations, said, Guys, we really need to invest money and start to produce garments ourselves. And the advantage that gives you is we control quality. We control lead times. And we control the overall production capabilities that our plant has. And so, we're able to move things around. You can ask, you know, you can ask Luis and his team, you know, we're constantly emailing them saying, Hey, we know we said that this particular style was important, but man, this just happened. And so, the investment that we put in our production facility has just been invaluable.

Lauren: Yeah, it sounds like it also allows us to stand out against our competitors.

Micah: Absolutely, and now it started, it started, it started very similar as LAPCO, one to a few machines made a few, a few garments. And we kept building and we kept building and we kept building and we kept building. And so now we are under, I would say right at 200,000 square feet. Oh, wow, almost 700 employees.

Lauren: That is amazing.

Micah: Producing 20,000 garments a week, so that facility, I mean, just was an astronomical investment over time. But the benefits just far outreach. And so that's just a couple of them.

Lauren: Oh, yeah. And so, you know, you've kind of mentioned just adding this facility. And I mean, you've started since you were five? What are some of the changes that you've seen? Over the years that you've been… I mean, obviously, you were five, you've seen a lot of changes. But even recently, in how either the businesses run, or maybe the industries that we, you know, market to, what are you seeing that has really changed?

Micah: You know, I would say one of the bigger changes with regards to LAPCO is the way we're viewed in the marketplace. I mean, so I can vividly remember, younger just starting, you know, how we were viewed and never really got opportunities to truly show ourselves or to prove our capabilities. You know, we fought for everything we got. But now since we're much more established in what we do, our people know, our brand, people know our family. We are getting opportunities to us every day; customers are reaching out to us for help on projects. And so that's one of the biggest evolutions I've seen is that we're part of the discussion, part of the solution. When it comes to workwear.

Lauren: Yes, and I, I'm certainly proud to be here. I mean, I love saying that I work for LAPCO. You're right, we are we are known. So it is.

Micah: So that's been, you know, we always say we just, we can remember going to trade shows and walking up to maybe certain vendors, whether it was a fabric vendor or zipper vendor, and not really getting much attention to right. And then after the trade show we’d go eat by ourselves. Nobody would pay for our dinner. Oh, yeah. Several weeks in advance vendors are emailing, “Hey, would you please stop by?”, “Could we stop by could we take you and your team to dinner?” And so, I mean, it’s fun to see, you know, to see the hard work we've all put in, people are noticing it.

Lauren: Yes. I love being here. You mentioned, you know, your dad and your mom and your grandpa and your brother-in-law. So obviously, we are in a in a family business. And you have children as well. So, what is it like, you know, working for family? And do you think your children will be part of this in the future of LAPCO?

Micah: You know, working for the family has been very interesting at times.

Lauren: I can imagine…

Micah: When I got married. When I got married. My wife couldn't understand how my father and I; we would just argue about something right? We're at work and we're arguing, and I'd get home and I'd say let me tell you what my father did today. Right and just fussing. And then he would call me six minutes after and say, Hey, you guys want to go to dinner? And I’d say yeah, as a matter of fact, sounds great. We'd go to dinner and we'd have a great time and my wife's like, you just… you were so mad, you were so mad at him and then this happened, right? And so, we've been able to balance it really well. As a child, you know, as any small business growing, and my mom was actually very, very active in the business. Right. And so, you can imagine dinner time as a child, it was kind of the first time my parents could take a break. And so, they would talk about work. Right.

Lauren: And he was still working as a welder too, so…

Micah: That’s right, yeah, so my, you know, as a child, we really talked about work a lot. And so, I was always raised into those conversations. Right. And, and, you know, and we always said that we should be able to disagree and still get along.

Lauren: That's super healthy.

Micah: And we managed to do that fairly well to my wife's surprise.

Lauren: You know, that's good life advice.

Micah: Now my mom, we never really, you know, we've never really argued with my mom.

Lauren: Good. Good. You should not be arguing with your mom.

Micah: But me and my dad have definitely butted heads before. Yeah, well, I

Lauren: Yeah. I don't know how you guys do it. That is very impressive. Certainly, something you could teach America right now, I'm sure. Do you think your kids will be involved in the business? Like, am I going to report to Brady eventually, you know, because first of all, I'm looking forward to it. He is a very smart kid.

Micah: I have two children. Yes, I have two children. And my sister has three boys. And so, it's five. My parents have five grandkids. And so, we kind of laugh about which one has that personality and which one has that attitude.

Lauren: I want to know who's that front runner right now.

Micah: I don't think you have to worry about my daughter because she's going to work at a zoo somewhere.

Lauren: Okay, okay. So, we might just be friends.

Micah: Absolutely. I see my son kind of going more into the financial side of things.

Lauren: I could see that for your son too.

Micah: But I have a nephew. My youngest. And he is a go-getter. And so, I see us reporting to him.

Lauren: Well, I want to make a good impression early.

Micah: He is. he's a, he’s a go-getter for seven years old. And he loves to talk to people and be involved in things. Yeah. So, I think the combination, right. I think the combination of the two. My oldest nephew, he'll probably be a doctor.

Lauren: Well, I'm looking forward to all of them growing up.

Micah: Business isn't always something we promote our children. Right. Yeah. You know, it's, it's it is unique with kids, though, right? Because so I experienced the business and its growth pains. I experienced the business, my sister and I experienced the business when, when times were horrible, right, when, when a poor decision potentially, almost caused the collapse of a business, right. And we would work tirelessly to get things done, whether it was a something wrong in the cutting room, where we'd go help spread in the evening, or cut in the evenings, or it was a problem in the umbrella department or folding. You know, we were so interconnected into this business as kids, right. However, my children and my sister's children, you know, they're fortunate enough where they don't see they don't see that anymore.

Lauren: Right, and you hear that story every now and then that like, really the grandkids…

Micah: When my kids come to the office, yeah, it's like a parade for them. So, they come back with bags of candy. Yeah, I get a page that my son is on the shipping conveyor belt in a box going back and forth, you know.

Lauren: He taught me Eureka math on my whiteboard, I was so impressed!

Micah: They play hide and seek when they come here. And when I was a kid, we were not playing hide and seek in the building and so you know, so it's just a different experience than they have.

Lauren: Yeah, but it's good to know that like, at least there's some interest there, because I'm sure that gives you a little bit of security.

Micah: Absolutely.

Lauren: Well, it's a perfect way to kind of ask you this next question, but what is your vision for the future of LAPCO?

Micah: That is a good question. Because the thing about the future is you got to start working on it right now. And so, I think LAPCO has done a tremendous job over the past few years, about building a brand. And so, in the market we're in, there's a lot of brand-oriented companies and so, LAPCO has always filled the void of being a tremendous workwear provider. Quality, a reasonable price and availability, and helping along the process, right? But our goal is to continue to produce items that really will begin to set us apart. So, for example, you know, we're coming out in the next couple of weeks with a new lady wear jean. And this jean, in my opinion, is a step above. It's just fantastic.

Lauren: It's ultra-comfortable.

Micah: So, the evolution that LAPCO has taken with products, to me, is the brightest spot I see. To where not only are we still a workwear company, obviously. But now we're a branded workwear company, right. And part of things.

Lauren: And I would say the market is changing, right?

Micah: Absolutely, it's a younger market.

Lauren: And they're looking for that right? Speaking of kind of these younger generations, they are looking for that workwear that perhaps doesn't look like workwear or, you know, with, with regards to the stretch jean, they probably have stretch in their off the job clothes, so they're going to want it in their workwear, you know, so that makes sense for sure.

Now, I want to ask you about all the women that work here, you actually told me this really great story the other day, and especially, you know, I know that International Women's month is next month in March. So, I want to talk about kind of the story you talked about with, with just having hiring so many women, and how important that is to us as a company because this was a great story that I wanted to talk about today.

Micah: So, in South Louisiana, you know, over the years, it has been predominantly an oil and gas community that we live in. And so, when my father was starting lap coal and began to hire people, we noticed that there were many, many ladies in the community that we're looking for work, but were unable to find work just because of the market we were in the community we were in. Most men went offshore and that is what would happen. So, he said a long time ago, you know, he was going to hire ladies around the community, and so we've done that, and we've kept that going and it's just been incredible for us. Now, there are challenges.

Lauren: I’m sure there are.

Micah: Well, with regards to schooling in regard to children. Right. And so, you know, if we if a child gets sick, you know, the mother is normally the one involved making sure any school issues, any parent-teacher conferences, right, and so moms are a big part in that child's life. And so, we support that fully at LAPCO. We work around their schedules, we, whether it's a tutoring that needs to be brought somewhere. So out of our 77 people in Morgan city, I want to say as of today, I think four are males. And so yeah, we have about 73 females, ladies that work here and we enjoy it!

Lauren: And just get it done. Let the ladies do the work!

Micah: So, I've always been asked, “Well, how is it working with Ladies?”

Lauren: Yeah, how is it, Micah?
Micah: And I said, “I don't know what it's like to necessarily work with men because I've worked at LAPCO my whole entire life.”

Lauren: You know, I thought you might be stressed working with all these days, but you look very relaxed.

Micah: Even now, all of our supervisors, you know, our Chief Financial Officer, and top-down is females for this company.

Lauren: Well, I am glad to be one of those females as well. And I just want to thank you for talking with us about this today. And I'm going to start kind of segwaying into our “and”, and that is we're going to talk about safety, and camping and I am super excited to talk to you…

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Lauren: I am super excited to talk to you about this today. And the first question I have to know is if you are a camper or a glamper. Now I want to explain what a glamper is. I am a glamper. Right? So, I, you know, I don't mind being outside and taking sticks and trying to like rub them together and start fires and all that fun stuff. But if you asked me… set me up in like a little cabin, make sure we have Wi-Fi. You know, maybe it's a little bit more of a luxurious experience. Would you say you're one or the other camper? Glamper? maybe in the middle a little bit?

Micah: Well, if you would have seen the process I took to figure out a Wi Fi situation in my camper, then you would definitely call me a glamper.

Lauren: Okay, so glamp, I like that.

Micah: You know, my wife and I… it’s very important to us to get our kids out in the open. No electronics. And just have them run, we bike ride…

Lauren: So, it sounds like maybe like a hybrid, right?

Micah: Absolutely. So, we went out and bought a camper, you know, during COVID. Right? So, vacations are limited. You know, so we decided we're gonna get a camper and so the first thing I told my wife is, I am determined to keep my half-ton truck. So, I said we have to have a camper that fits within my half-ton. Well, once we started looking, let's just say now, I'm in the market for a new truck. But the kids needed a bunk room, right?

Lauren: Yeah, you have to have an add on pool…

Micah: Campers nowadays are incredible what they do. So, our main thing is, is it is truly that one on one time with our kids. So, we do go camping with friends and it's fantastic. But we try very hard to have some camping trips, just us four. I bought, I mean, so I don't know if this is very safe, per se. But like I'm all about teaching my son how to do things outside and my daughter. So, I bought him a big axe.

Lauren: Okay, no that’s survival…

Micah: Right. So, the last camping trip we took, you know, I think he stayed on that axe for like four hours.

Lauren: Yeah. Did y'all trying axe throwing?

Micah: Oh, no, no, ma’am.

Lauren: Okay, you're right. Maybe that's not safe for kids. Okay, you're right.

Micah: And so, we they help us we cook on the fire. We do. smores we bike ride.

Lauren: Now you're making me want to go camp.

Micah: So, we’d go every weekend if we could,

Lauren: Where do y'all go? Where are some places? Just locally?

Micah: There's a lot of state parks, right. So normally, you know, normally it's like a weekend getaway. You know, so we try to stay within two or three hours. For the upcoming school vacation, I think we're going to Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Lauren: Oh, that'd be nice.

Micah: Beautiful campground there. You know. So, it's just it's been tremendous getting to be with the kids and we just have a blast doing it.

Lauren: Do you have some fun camping stories that maybe like you've had, that you've experienced? Or I know like for me, when I think of camping, I think a lot of you know getting around a fire and telling stories. Or like maybe there's like a story you tell your kids or something you could share with our listeners?

Micah: Well, I make up a lot of stories to tell them, but one thing I'll tell you is our first, our first one of our first camping trips, right? We just didn't have everything we needed. And so, the kids were like, we want to cook breakfast outside. Yeah, so that my wife wouldn't be stuck inside the camp.

Lauren: Did y'all go like fish for it too?

Micah: No, we purchased it. Okay, and so I'm not that big of an outdoorsman. So, I said well, no worries, guys. We're going to cook over the fire. So, I take our pan and I put it I try to put it balance it on top of fire right until I put the bacon on it and the bacon grease starts coming up. Well, needless to say, bacon grease spills everywhere. Practically burns down part of the campsite.

Lauren: Please tell me y’all were wearing FR clothing.

Micah: I did. Yeah. We did have an FR coverall on.

Lauren: There you go.

Micah: Yeah, so we still laugh about that because it ruined the pan. It ruined another pan when we tried to switch it…

Lauren: Good thing y'all are in the business of fr clothes because that could have been worse, right?

Micah: We still laugh about that to this day.

Lauren: I love that story.

Well, I am ready to kind of do our fun thing, right? So obviously to camp… that's a survival activity. So, I thought for our fun game this is actually something that if you're listening, and you have a team, this is a great team-building activity. But what I'm going to do is Micah, I'm going to give you a list of survival items. This game was actually created by the Coast Guard. And the idea is that you are stranded on the ocean or some type of body of water, and you only have these items, which I will give you shortly at your disposal. And the point of the game is to kind of rank the items in importance of survival. And it's always really fun to kind of see like, why people thought this would be the best item and then versus what the actual…

Micah: I have to remember the items?

Lauren: Well, I mean, I'll help you. I'm here for you. And if you are interested in this game, it is called lost at sea. And it does have 15 items. We’ll maybe rank the top five, okay, to kind of help with, but I'll still give you all 15, but it will only ask you for the top five and we'll see how you compare against the Coast Guard. So okay, so no pressure, you know…

Micah: I am confident.

Lauren: All right, well, good. I'm excited. So here are the items that you have at your disposal. A sextant, a shaving mirror, a quantity of mosquito netting, a 25-liter container of water, a case of Army rations, maps of the Atlantic Ocean of floating seat cover, a 10 liter can of oil, a small transistor radio, 20 feet of opaque plastic sheeting, a can of shark repellent, a bottle of 160 proof rum, ooh, that obviously that 15 feet of nylon rope, two boxes of chocolate bars, and an ocean fishing kit and pole. So, I don't know if you want to just look at this list and perhaps write down the ones that you feel would and how you would rank them and then we can see how you compare to what it actually is.

Micah: Alright, so number one would be ocean fishing kit and pole.

Lauren: Okay. Why is it just because you like to fish or…?

Micah: No, to catch food, for food.

Lauren: Okay, so we're going with your first answer is the fishing pole.

Micah: Yep. And then 15 feet of rope.

Lauren: Now why do we need the rope?

Micah: I think ropes very handy.

Lauren: Yeah, for sure.

Micah: I like having rope.

Lauren: Oh, yeah. I mean, who doesn't? Right. It's just a good thing to have.

Micah: The plastic sheeting

Lauren: Okay. Why?

Micah: We can make a shelter.

Lauren: Yes. It could be good for sun protection too, I think.

Micah: Absolutely.

Lauren: Okay.

Micah: Mosquito Oh, nope. Nope.

Lauren: That can be important. If you're in the Gulf.

Micah: Water. 25 liters of water.

Lauren: Yeah, water is good, I hear it's important. And then for your last…

Micah: A floating seat cushion

Lauren: A floating seat… what are we doing with this? What are we doing with the seat cushion? Are we just gonna float back to? I'm just I'm asking.

Micah: I was thinking a float… So, where do I stand?

Lauren: Yeah, well, it's interesting because there's actually there's actually like, art and science to this. So, this is the Coast Guard's expert analysis.
The first thing you would actually need is the shaving mirror they rank that as the most important because they say of all the items the mirror is absolutely critical. It is the most powerful tool you have for communicating your presence. In sunlight, a simple mirror can generate five to 7 million candlepower of light, the reflected sunbeam can even be seen beyond the horizon. So, I mean, well, what's cool though, is I think all the stuff you picked I mean, you're hopefully someone will see you. So, the second item they chose was the 10-liter tank of oil and gasoline they say it's the second most critical item for signaling, the mixture will float on the water and can be ignited using the matches. Okay, that's okay. But hey, guess what, I wish I had a bell ding ding, on the water as the third thing being critical to survival. because water is vital to restore fluids lost through perspiration. 25 liters will supply water rations for your group for several days. The next important item would be the rations. So, in the case of Army rations, this is obviously the food that you would have. And then finally, on your lease are on list as well, was the 20 square feet of opaque plastic sheeting that can be used to collect rainwater and shelter from the wind and waves.
Now for those of you who are just playing at home, I won't really give you the reasons why Feel free to look this up if you would like. But the rest of the items ranked with the chocolate box are the two boxes of chocolate bars being number six, the ocean fishing kit with pole at number seven. For number eight, we have the 15 feet of nylon rope. Number nine, we have the floating seat cushion. Number 10. The can of shark repellent, the bottle of rum at number 11. The transistor radio followed by the maps, the mosquito netting at 14, and then finally, the sextant, which they say is relatively useless without relevant tables in a chronometer.

So, you know, I'd still go camping with you… I mean, you got everyone food… so… there you go.

Micah: So, I'm gonna stay with the camper. The camper has everything we need.

Lauren: Yes. Well, Micah, thank you so much.

Micah: Thank you. I'm very excited about what you got going on with the podcast. You have a lot of great interviews, if that’s what they call a podcaster, scheduled.

Lauren: Yeah, interview, I guess.
So, we have some great distributors on our list, some special guests, some vendors, some end users. So, I am really excited about that. And I thank you for being on our first show. And you I'm sure we'll hear more from you throughout this series.
Micah: I hope so.

Lauren: Alright, thanks, Micah. That's easy. Cool.

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That's easy. Cool.