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Camraderie and Competition: P1 Employees Get Pumped for Another Kansas City Corporate Challenge

P1 associates like Accounting Manager Morgan Lassise have been participating in the Kansas City Corporate Challenge for 15 years. “It’s a truly unique event specific to the Kansas City area – most cities in the U.S. do not hold similar events,” Morgan said. Kickball, tug-of-war, and archery may sound more like...

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P1 Construction Earns Overall Excellence Award from Turner Construction

P1 recently received the “Overall Excellence, Large Company” award from Turner Construction. The award recognizes trade partners who demonstrate overall job performance excellence, and exemplify outstanding dedication and commitment to delivering a high-quality product safely and on time for Turner clients. P1 was nominated for projects spanning both electrical and mechanical...

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P1 is One of Only 13 KC Companies in the BuildSafe Partnership Program

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P1 is part of an exclusive group known as the BuildSafe Partnership Program (BSPP), and the meaning behind the membership is simple: P1 has a successful and pervasive safety culture. There are currently only 13 Kansas City-area based companies that qualify for BSPP. Nationwide, BSPP is among the very top prestigious...

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Building Kansas City: Beth Martens Brings Construction Theme to Parade of Hearts

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Out of 468 total entries, P1’s own Marketing Proposal Specialist (and fine artist) Beth Martens was selected as one of the final 100 local artists to create heart art for the 2024 Parade of Hearts. Once again, the final hearts will be on display throughout the Kansas City metro for people...

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Finding a Passion in Welding: Associate Profile on Architectural Metal Welder Melanie McNeil

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Even though welding hasn’t always been a common career for a woman, that didn’t stop Melanie McNeil from pursuing - and excelling in - this challenging trade. Growing up, Melanie was around the trades through her family. Her dad was an operator for Local 101, her uncle was also an operator,...

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P1 Ford Air Tempering Project: Helicopter Pick and Crane Set Massive Equipment at Kansas City Assembly Plant

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When looking at pipe, plumbing, ductwork, conduit, switchgear and everything else that goes into making a facility operate comfortably and safely, it’s easy to forget the end beneficiaries of those items are the people who use that facility every day. P1 was awarded a design-assist role with Roncelli, Inc. for the...

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What Does Santa Do The Rest of the Year? He Works at P1: Associate Profile on Jack Kobe

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There’s something indescribable about the way a child’s face lights up when they see Santa Claus – and P1 Construction Project Manager Jack Kobe has experienced that moment hundreds of times. Jack is especially busy this time of year, donning his Santa suit and spreading Christmas cheer to churches, events, community...

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P1 Construction Embarks on MEP Ambulatory Surgical Center Project at Saint Luke's

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ONCE AGAIN putting our single-source capabilities to work, P1 has landed the MEP scope of the 113,913-square-foot expansion and renovation of Saint Luke’s East Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Building E. The project includes both remodel and new construction. The expansion will increase the hospital size by 10 percent, renovating 8 percent....

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Life is an Adventure: Associate Profile on Project Coordinator Diana Korbe

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Throughout her life, Diana Korbe has always loved adventure and travel, and this year, she has had many opportunities to “get out of town.” Diana’s cousin is a travel agent, and they were roommates in Houston for a couple of years. Now that Diana is back in the Kansas City area,...

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P1 Building Technologies Performs T-Mobile Center Controls Upgrade

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Imagine the size and scope of mechanical and electrical systems needed to serve a 700,000 sq. ft. sports and entertainment venue. The T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, MO, is that venue, and a team of electricians from P1’s Building Technologies division was awarded the building automation upgrade, allowing all these systems...

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Relationships Matter: P1 Las Vegas Lands Large Southern Hills Hospital Project

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Senior Project Manager Brian Maginness has had a good working relationship with JE Dunn Construction for many years. The relationship dates back 25+ years to Brian’s time in Kansas City, when he worked with JE Dunn on many construction projects like North Kansas City Hospital, Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke’s and many...

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Looking Forward: P1 Internship Program Adds Two-Sided Value

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APPLY TODAY What do P1 Project Manager Brady Kyle and P1 Project Engineer Amelia Mullin have in common? They may not work on the same projects or teams, but they were both once P1 interns that became full-time employees. P1 has a solid history of interns returning after college: more than...

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P1 Prepares for Work on $53M Olathe Mental Wellness Campus

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Could the “ears” on a Monopoly game piece pose a threat to patients in a mental health facility? That is just one interesting question addressed during the planning of a new mental health campus in Olathe, KS. The ground was officially broken June 29 on the new facility, designed to reduce...

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Expanding to the East: Project Profile on Nestle Purina Project Conan

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St. Joseph, MO, has a rich history steeped in manufacturing that includes companies such as Nestlé Purina Petcare, one of the leading manufacturers of pet food in the world. P1 Project Managers Shawn Conz, Jason White, and Cris Ray have been working in the electrical trade in St. Joseph for the...

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P1 Corporate Sponsorships: Everyone Wins This Summer

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Providing support for local charities, community activities, and events is an integral part of the P1 business plan. We take great pride in investing in our community and the lives of our associates. Each year, P1 offers two $500 sponsorships to P1 associates twice per year (spring and fall). All associates...

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P1 Pipe Fabrication Shop Manager Jeremy Price Earns the First George Stuller Award

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“Those bracelets that say WWJD – ‘what would Jesus do’ – make me think of George," P1 Business Development Director Steve Hinshaw said. "As I walk through our fabrication shops, I often find myself asking ‘what would George do?’” The George Stuller Award, developed by the UA and Pipe Fabrication Institute...

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Welcome P1 Summer 2023 Interns!

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P1 welcomed the following interns for the summer. Not only will they work with their mentors at various job sites this summer, they will participate in industry-related events with vendors and affiliate organizations like the Mechanical Contractors Association of Kansas City. And of course, there’s fun on the schedule too, with...

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P1 Building Technologies Helps Create Integrated Experience for New Entertainment Venue

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Whether you’re wanting to get your pickle ball on, sample a variety of street-style food, or watch sporting events on a huge video wall, SERV in Overland Park, KS, has you covered. What you don’t see when you relax over drinks at one of SERV’s open-air bars is all the careful...

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P1 Women in Service and Construction Represent at MCAKC: New WiMI Chapter Brings Women in the Mechanical Industry Together

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The Mechanical Contractors Association of Kansas City (MCAKC) recently had an event exclusively for women working in the mechanical construction and service industries. The Event was “Ask Outrageously! The Secret to Getting What You Want”, presented by author Linda Swindling. This is part of a new MCAKC effort, called "WiMI" -...

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P1 Co-Founder Smitty Belcher Named Lawrence Chamber’s Citizen of the Years

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Generosity, humor, kindness and a passion for community success. If you know P1 CEO Smitty Belcher, these words might sound spot on. Maybe it’s his visits around P1 offices and shops where he knows every associate’s name, or takes the time to get to know it. Maybe it’s his sense of...

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