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

Headshot of George Stuller with text about the PFI George Stuller award

“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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P1 Fabrication Partners with Aquatherm to Take On High-Volume Customers

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P1’s pipe fabrication often includes the production of polypropylene pipe, an alternative - in some applications - to traditional pipe material. Aquatherm is economical, faster to install, and corrosion free. P1 has forged a strong relationship with Aquatherm, a supplier of polypropylene pipe. “We’ve had conversations about P1’s capacity to fabricate...

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Stratus Fabrication Management Software Dramatically Improves Efficiency

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In just the past few years, P1 Fabrication has come a long way. From increases in volume and manpower hours to the sheer size and complexity of the project we now fabricate, the increase of time and labor has been significant. It’s a good place to be, but in order to...

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P1 Group Modular Fabrication Project Expands Knowledge and Capability

P1 Group Modular Fabrication

There’s a First Time for Everything Such was the case in a major modular fabrication project P1 Group took on in partnership with Modular Design +. The project was for the The Los Angeles County + University of Southern California (LAC+USC) Restorative Care Village, and consisted of the multi-trade modular fabrication...

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PHC News Magazine Features P1 Group for Innovations in Aquatherm Pipe

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P1 Group was recently featured in PHC [Plumbing & Hydronic Contractor] News magazine. The article details P1’s rich history, business principles, Safety Culture, and P1 as a single-source provider of customer solutions, with a focus on P1’s recent and ongoing work with Berry Global. Some highlights are below, or read the...

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Electrical and Piping Fabrication Shops Work Seamlessly to Create Trip Cabinets and Stands


P1’s Electrical and Piping Fabrication shops worked together to fabricate a Trip Cabinet for Exelon’s Hendley Station (an Emerson customer) in Fort Worth, Texas. According to Senior Project Manager Rick Ellis, P1 has built approximately six of these cabinets over the past three years for Emerson. What set this fabrication apart...

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Fabricator Magazine Features P1 Group Innovations in Pipe Fabrication

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P1 Group was recently featured in The Fabricator magazine for our streamlined processes and innovations in fabrication, particularly our new WM-36 3D pipe cutting system. "Sometimes meetings and proper scheduling can take you only so far in a fabricating operation. As business grows, maintaining that correct balance of flexibility and on-time delivery gets...

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Connecting with Customers: P1 Partners Tour Fabrication Shops and More

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Thanks to the leadership of P1 Group Business Development Manager Tim Moore, P1 Group has been doing a lot more entertaining. Tim has been instrumental in organizing events like P1 Fun@4 and fabrication shop tours that allow customers, prospects, and partners a chance to get to know us better. The Fun@4...

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CNC Pipe Cutting Machine Increases Prefabrication Efficiency

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Accuracy. Efficiency. Reduced Waste. In the ever-changing world of technology, P1 Group is always looking for ways to work better while increasing the quality of our work.The newly acquired CNC Machine will do just that. CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. This means a computer converts the design produced by Computer...

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Washburn Tech Students Explore Trades in Fab Shop Tour

Washburn Tech P1 Group Pictured, above, from left: Mike Wessel, Electrical Fabrication Foreman, with Washburn Tech students; Aquatherm pipe in the P1 Group fabrication shop; Jeremy Price, Pipe Shop Manager, with Washburn Tech students.

As is the case with many visitors to P1 Group’s fabrication shop in Lawrence, KS, students who recently toured the shop were drawn to the bright blue Aquatherm pipe awaiting delivery to a job site. The students had several questions: “How much faster is it to use this?” “Does this pipe...

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10,000 Tickets and Counting: P1 Group Tool Shop Feeds Fab and Field Work

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On October 5, 2018, the P1 Group Tool Shop celebrated ticket order #10,000. The tool shop started doing business out of the merged tool department in Lawrence on October 5, 2015. Whatever anyone in the fab shops or field may need to perform work, from batteries and hand tools to welding...

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P1 Group Fabrication Creates Maximum Efficiency

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Make it and take it! Efficiency is the name of the game, and that’s why P1 Group invests in four fabrication shops at our 220,000 sq ft warehouse space in Lawrence, KS. Fabrication gives P1 Group yet another edge in our diversified capabilities. “The fabrication shop plays an integral role in the...

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New P1 Group Coil Line Slashes Manufacturing Time

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P1 Group can now manufacture standard lengths of duct at a fraction of the time in the Lawrence, Kansas, fabrication shop. The recently acquired equipment is called an Iowa Precision Coil Line. P1 Group “adopted” the previously owned machinery from a contractor in Boston. The equipment was shipped in pieces on...

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P1 Charity Bracket Challenge Raises $1,160 for the American Heart Association

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LENEXA, Kan. -  Ron Schwatken, the father of P1 associate Sonja Raye, won P1 Group’s March Madness Bracket Challenge. Each year, P1 Group associates, family and friends are invited to fill out NCCA Tournament brackets for ten dollars per bracket. The winner receives half of the proceeds while the other half...

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P1's Pipe Shop Completing Unique Panel Fabrication Job

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – P1 Group‘s fabrication shop is taking on more panel fabrication work and recently landed a significant contract to build room pressure reference panels for a lab client. These panels track the pressures in a room space versus a neutral space and/or an adjacent room’s space for the building...

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P1 Group Recognized in Aquatherm Case Study

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LAWRENCE, Kan.  - Aquatherm Pipe has published a case study on a project at Berry Global, which was completed by P1 Group. Berry’s Lawrence plant produces food-grade plastic cups and containers, operating 24/7 all year long. The plant uses an injection molding system and the steel piping that circulated cooling water...

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