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The Lewis & Clark IHC has a very short history being that it was one of several IHC’s organized nationwide in 2001. Throughout our short history, however, we have become extremely prideful of constructing a crew that offers very valuable OJT that will challenge the employee regardless of their training level. Late in the 2004 season, the founding Superintendent, Chris Theisen left to secure a FMO position, detailing Assistant Superintendent Mike Noel into the position. Noel was hired permanently as the new and current Superintendent of the Lewis & Clark IHC in the fall of 2004.