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Stratus Fabrication Management Software Dramatically Improves Efficiency

Stratus Fabrication Management Software Dramatically Improves Efficiency

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 ensure we are able to smoothly meet these demands, an enhancement to our processes was needed.

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Why We Do What We Do: Building and Protecting Life-Changing Research

Why We Do What We Do: Building and Protecting Life-Changing Research

When we build and maintain the mechanics of a building, we don’t always get to hear the stories of how that facility impacts quality of life for the people who use it, benefit from it, or work in it.

This is not so in the case of the Children’s Mercy Hospital Research Institute tower. This is a story that makes the connection between what we do and why it matters.

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Making the Rounds and Building Experience - Associate Profile on Adam Collier

Making the Rounds and Building Experience - Associate Profile on Adam Collier

Adam Collier has been with P1 Group for 15 years. During this time, he has “made the rounds”, working in several different P1 locations, which has allowed him to gain a vast amount of knowledge and experience. 

He is currently a service manager in the Lenexa Office, specializing in start-up and test and balance (TAB).

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GREAT EGGS-PECTATIONS - Associate Profile on Nate Littlejohn

GREAT EGGS-PECTATIONS - Associate Profile on Nate Littlejohn

The trend of keeping backyard chickens has been on the rise over the past few years, and VDC Specialist Nate Littlejohn has recently joined the ranks of back yard poultry farmers. 

Having fresh eggs available is one of the obvious reasons people are drawn to raising chickens, but Nate says his reason stemmed from just one thing – his daughter loves chickens.

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P1 Group Modular Fabrication Project Expands Knowledge and Capability

P1 Group Modular Fabrication Project Expands Knowledge and Capability

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 of 76 various “rooms”, all performed within the P1 Group fabrication facility in Lawrence, KS.

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Now on Spotify! Get in the Holiday Mood with P1 Associates' Favorite Holiday Tunes

Now on Spotify! Get in the Holiday Mood with P1 Associates' Favorite Holiday Tunes

It’s not only beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but also sound a lot like Christmas. Holiday tunes are being played everywhere you turn. And whether you like the fun bouncy tunes that get you motivated to wrap gifts or bake goodies, the carols that connect to your spiritual side, or a combination of the two, we can all agree this music is an integral part of the magic we call the holiday season.

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P1 Group among Select Companies Partnering with Ft. Riley on Military-Civilian Employment Transition

P1 Group among Select Companies Partnering with Ft. Riley on Military-Civilian Employment Transition

P1 Group is among a Select Group of Companies Partnering on a Program to Help Ft. Riley Army Soldiers Benefit from a Data Science Platform that Guides Military-Civilian Employment Transition

Critical Resources

Active-duty service members at Fort Riley, KS, one of the largest U.S. military installations, will receive data-guided recommendations for upskilling and employment opportunities as they prepare for the transition to the civilian workforce, thanks to a new pilot program. Using a career advising platform built by data services firm AstrumU®, the program will harness the power of data science to analyze the skillsets of thousands of active-duty soldiers, helping them to identify right-fit career opportunities across a network of some of the region’s largest employers.

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Going Where the Technology Is (Part II) P1 Building Technologies

Going Where the Technology Is (Part II) P1 Building Technologies

Understanding Building Technologies

P1 Group's Building Technologies (BT) division may focus on a specific need, such as a sound system for a school or security system for a manufacturing facility. But it can also cover a much greater expanse, such as Low Voltage systems for an entire campus.

The following projects illustrate the diversity of P1 BT capabilities.

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Going Where the Technology Is (Part I)

Going Where the Technology Is (Part I)

P1 Building Technologies Division Sees Expansive Future

“Our job is to always know where the technology is going – and make sure we’re ready for the opportunities.”

Led by Operations Manager Danny Farnan, the Building Technologies division at P1 Group is growing, and they see a bright future for the low voltage/special systems in which they specialize.

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P1 Charity Golf Tournament Supports Brooke Strong Fund

P1 Charity Golf Tournament Supports Brooke Strong Fund

P1 Charity Golf Tournament organizer and P1 Vice President Dave Beebe will tell you every time: “It’s about the cause.”

Golfers and volunteers alike came back together for the annual P1 Charity Golf Tournament event in September, 2021, golfing for a great cause.

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Keepin' It Creative: Department Spotlight on P1 Marketing

Keepin' It Creative: Department Spotlight on P1 Marketing
“I think of us as a creative agency for P1 associates.”

Marketing + Communications Manager Victoria Hoffman understands that serving P1’s internal customers is the way in which Marketing serves the company.

“We have an open door to discuss whatever they need, might need, or don’t even know they need,” Victoria explained.

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Mighty Trio: P1 Group Ammonia Team Takes Care of Business...and Customers

Mighty Trio: P1 Group Ammonia Team Takes Care of Business...and Customers

While field technicians, electricians, and plumbers are feeling the heat of additional summer service calls, the P1 Ammonia Division is also in the thick of the current rush.

This small but mighty division consists of just three technicians: Jamar Jackson, Troy Stewart and Mitch Sturke, and they do a great job taking care of P1’s ammonia customers.

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Summer on Fire: Extreme Temps Mean More Calls

Summer on Fire: Extreme Temps Mean More Calls
P1 Service Teams Put in Round-the-Clock Efforts to Help Customers

We talk about P1 Group’s 24/7/365 Service all the time, and extreme weather puts that promise to the test.

For those of us who don’t work in the field, it’s easy to forget that during times of extreme weather, our field personnel don’t have the luxury of hunkering down indoors – or knowing how many calls they’ll have to handle in a given day.

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The Human Ice Breaker - Building Relationships in the AEC Community: Associate Profile on Business Development Manager Tim Moore

The Human Ice Breaker - Building Relationships in the AEC Community: Associate Profile on Business Development Manager Tim Moore

P1 Group has typically acquired business based on the merit of the work performed and considering we have been going strong for 102 years, the system seems to be working. 

But ultimately, it’s very competitive out there, and a good relationship can tip the scales in one’s favor.

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P1 Project Profile: Travis Air Force Base David Grant Medical Center Remodel

P1 Project Profile: Travis Air Force Base David Grant Medical Center Remodel

Partnering to Create Successful Solutions

From office to operating room, a medical center has to operate smoothly.

When a comprehensive care facility like the David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California is ready to take the next steps toward providing world-class patient care, a new infrastructure may be just what the doctor ordered.

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The Future is Now: P1 Group VDC Takes Technology to the Next Level with Mixed Reality Trimble

The Future is Now: P1 Group VDC Takes Technology to the Next Level with Mixed Reality Trimble

When planning construction installation, what if you could put plans into context, seeing the full design intent on your project, by overlaying the BIM model directly over the real environment, while you’re actually navigating the environment?

That’s the crux of mixed reality, the technology driving the latest acquisition of our Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) department: the Trimble XR10.

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P1 Group's VDC Technology Allows for Precise Conduit Planning Even at Difficult Heights

P1 Group's VDC Technology Allows for Precise Conduit Planning Even at Difficult Heights

When the P1 field associates working on electrical boxes for a confidential customer ran into a challenge, our Virtual Design & Construction department had the technology to address it.

Workers needed to run conduit to some electrical boxes placed in tricky spots, the tallest of which was around 50 feet high.

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P1 Scholarship Supports Next Generation of Industry Professionals

P1 Scholarship Supports Next Generation of Industry Professionals

Each year, P1 Group awards a Construction Science Scholarship to a student an Kansas State University with the goal of encouraging our next generation to continue their education in construction science and engineering.

This year’s recipient is Atwood, KS, native and K-State junior Jorge Chacon.

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P1 Electrical Foreman Clint Hines Turns Passion for Fishing into Singular Hobby

P1 Electrical Foreman Clint Hines Turns Passion for Fishing into Singular Hobby

Keepin' it Reel: Electrical Foreman Clint Hines Turns Passion for Fishing into Singular Hobby

To say fishing runs in the family of P1 Group Electrical General Foreman Clint Hines is an understatement.

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How St. Joseph Found Its Groove: P1’s St. Joseph Office Reaps the Seeds Sown During Challenging Times

How St. Joseph Found Its Groove: P1’s St. Joseph Office Reaps the Seeds Sown During Challenging Times

Over the past few years, the St. Joseph office staff and field personnel have worked hard to gain traction in the small community, and it hasn’t been without challenges.

But recently, things have really begun to click.

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