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P1 Technologies Project Manager Neal Pascaretti Finds Fascinating Hobby in 3D Printing

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Technologies Project Manager Neal Passaretti has always been interested in what he calls the “nerdier” things in life, and this interest in technology and his zest for learning has set him up with a great career - and an interesting hobby. Neal grew up in Michigan and joined the Marines shortly...

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P1 Construction Welcomes 2024 Summer Interns

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This year P1 welcomes a mix of new and returning faces to the team of 2024 Construction interns. The interns are already out and about at project sites and activities, and we hope they have a great summer here with P1! Aidan Wolownik Mechanical Intern, Lenexa Aidan is a student at...

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P1 Provides Many Years of Single-Source Solutions for Haskell Indian Nations University

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When you have a campus of buildings full of rich history dating back to 1884, system upgrades are inevitable. Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) in Lawrence, KS, began as an agriculture education program for grades one through five. Today, HINU continues to serve the educational needs of American Indian and Alaska...

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P1 Safety Culture: Avoiding Slips, Trips, and Falls

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In honor of National Construction Safety Week, the P1 Safety Team reminds everyone to be vigilant of slip, trip, and fall hazards.

Slips, trips, and falls are often a top cause of workplace injuries.

Tripping, falling, or slipping injuries account for more than 300 fatal - and 20,000 nonfatal - fall injuries annually since 2013 [Center for Construction Research & Training]. P1 has had their share of these injuries in the past, with a recent increase. Learn how to mitigate or eliminate these type of injuries.

SOI: STOP, OBSERVE, IMPLEMENT
Familiarize yourself with surroundings utilizing the SOI before starting in a new area, and stay aware of changes using the 20x20x20 rule: Every 20 minutes, take 20 seconds & observe changes within a 20 ft. area.

  • LOOK
    Never put your feet where your eyes haven’t been.
  • CLEAR PATHS
    Good housekeeping should not just be done in your own work area, but also walking paths for others.
  • GOOD LIGHTING
    A trip hazard becomes more of a hazard if you can’t see it.
  • APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR
    Make sure working boots are in good condition and provide good traction.
  • SAFE WORKING SURFACE
    Uneven ground, weather, or spills increase tripping potential.
  • SAFEST PATH
    Take the safest path of travel- sometimes the shortest path isn’t always the safest.
  • COMMUNICATION
    Report any hazards and alert others until they can be corrected

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

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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

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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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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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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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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 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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Finding Big Opportunities in Sin City: Associate Profile on P1 Vice President Brad Davis

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With all the people P1 Vice President Brad Davis knows in Las Vegas, it might surprise you to learn he grew up in Detroit, Michigan. But his Vegas future wasn’t far away. When Brad went into the U.S. Air Force after high school, he was stationed in Las Vegas with the...

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P1 HoloLens Mixed Reality Technology Gets On-the-Job Experience

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The Trimble XR 10 with HoloLens/Mixed Reality Technology has been available in the P1 VDC department for nearly two years, but has recently been able to really “strut its stuff” on job sites. According to VDC Specialist Richard Anderson, the first year was about learning how to properly use the technology....

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GO BIG or Go Home: Semi Truck Day Cab Adds Transport Efficiency

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Fleet Adds Semi Truck DayCab for Sheet Metal Transport When it comes to sheet metal fabrication, things can get pretty big - and transporting large items requires big trailers and big cargo space. So P1 went “big” with the addition of a new Semi Truck DayCab. P1 Corporate Fleet Manager Nick...

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