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P1 Group’s Quick Response Helps Customer in Wake of Disaster

P1 Group’s Quick Response Helps Customer in Wake of Disaster

On an October morning in 2019, P1 Group received an urgent call from the owners of the I-44 Cold Storage in Springfield Mo. I-44 cold storage is a storage facility for restaurant supply and custom cold storage that houses a 10,000 sq. foot freezer, 10,000 sq. foot cooler space, and 30,000 sq. foot of dry storage space.  

During the night, winds of up to 90 mph had whipped through the area and caused significant damage to the building. The roof of the cooler and part of the freezer were completely blown off, including the majority of the ammonia piping, causing a considerable amount of ammonia leakage.

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Back-to-school 101: Tips and Tricks from P1 Group's Ann Liggett

Back-to-school 101: Tips and Tricks from P1 Group's Ann Liggett

When you raise six kids, you know a thing or two about getting them ready for back-to-school time. P1 Group Proactive Solutions Consultant Ann Ligget is mom to a half dozen (and only one girl), ranging in age from 13-27.

When it comes to getting them back to school, Ann says organization, preplanning and a certain level of autonomy are key.

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PROJECT PROFILE: Single-Source Capabilities Solve Operating Room Needs for Leavenworth VA

PROJECT PROFILE: Single-Source Capabilities Solve Operating Room Needs for Leavenworth VA

First Medical Gas Trailer Built by P1 Group

Just because we haven’t done it before doesn’t mean we can’t.  When the Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center in Leavenworth, KS needed a medical gas trailer to equip their mobile operating room (OR), P1 Group stepped up to the challenge.

The VA Medical Center is preparing to renovate the operating rooms and, due to the nature of the renovations, they are not able to move surgeries to another location in the building. In order to continue providing surgical procedures, they brought in a mobile OR trailer to use during the remodel. However, this trailer did not come equipped with its own medical gas supplies.

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Hooking the Big Fish: Associate Profile on Michael Schram

Hooking the Big Fish: Associate Profile on Michael Schram

Michael Schram has filled many roles during his 10 years at P1 Group, including field technician and Ammonia Division service manager. But after his recent move to the role of Industrial Mechanical Specialist, he’s going after some “big fish” for both the Ammonia division and P1 Group.

Michael started at P1 in 2010 as an HVAC field technician with primarily industrial clients. Soon, he was pricing small service projects and moved into a project manager role, where he worked with ammonia refrigeration customers. He then became a service manager focusing entirely on ammonia. Thanks in part to his leadership, the ammonia division has seen much growth and success.

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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.

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P1 Group Productivity Committee Improves Efficiency and Outcomes

P1 Group Productivity Committee Improves Efficiency and Outcomes

What happens when fabrication, project managers, VDC, manpower, and field experts in multiple trades get together on a committee?

We do things better.

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Solving the Puzzle: P1 Group Associate Spotlight on Vanessa Taylor

Solving the Puzzle: P1 Group Associate Spotlight on Vanessa Taylor

You may not realize how much of what you learn, and the daily resources you use as a P1 Group associate come from Vanessa Taylor, IT Special Projects.

Most of us have touched base with Vanessa at some point with an IT issue or task, and solving our various conundrums is exactly why Vanessa chose a career in IT.

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital Sterile Processing Addition

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One of the most common challenges P1 Group faces on the job is working around unforeseeable conditions, such as weather or busy facilities that can’t be shut down for construction. In many instances, our field teams have to think quick to come up with rescheduling solutions and demonstrate extreme care working around staff and facility users, sometimes in critical environments.

Such was the case with the recent 8,000 sq. ft. sterile processing addition to Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH).

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P1 Group Fall Corporate Sponsorship Awards Celebrate Mentorship and Inclusion

P1 Group Fall Corporate Sponsorship Awards Celebrate Mentorship and Inclusion

Pictured, from left: J.B. Ashcraft with Off the Grid Founder and President Rob Kinnard; Rob Kinnard with Off the Grid 

Join us in congratulating Lenexa Project Developer J.B. Ashcraft and Las Vegas Foreman Abdon Provencio, winners of our Fall 2019 Corporate Sponsorships.

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New Year, New Safety Calendar by P1 Group Kids

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Last year marked the inaugural P1 Group Safety Calendar made purely from art by kids related to our associates. And the calendar is back for 2020!

Children ages K-8th belonging, or related, to P1 associates, entered their 8.5 x 11 hand-drawn artwork reflecting the theme “what does worker safety mean to us?”

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Sheet Metal Apprentice Rachel Toney Takes Big Chance on New Career

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Motivation and a “can do” attitude have never been a problem for Rachel Toney. And that is exactly what she summoned to make an unorthodox career move, creating a better life for her and her family.

Even as a teenager she had a strong drive for success. Dually enrolled in both high school and college, she walked across the stage to receive her associates’ degree in accounting two weeks before her high school graduation.

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Project Engineer Vince Bailey Leads Science City HVAC Project

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The January weather is cold and the Science at Play outdoor exhibit at Science City stands empty most days, but inside, preparations are being made to open two new exhibits, Creative Corner and Let’s Play.

Union Station in Kansas City is a celebrated historical landmark and home of the internationally awarded Science City.

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CurrentSAFE Brings New Approach to P1 Group Electrical Preventative Maintenance

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Above, right: P1 Group’s EPM team graduates from CurrentSAFE training in Youngstown, OH. Pictured, from left: Kiley Taylor, CurrentSAFE NFPA70E Instructor; Jeff Gardner, EPM Manager; Clint Hines, EPM Technician; Branner Gordon, EPM Technician; Derek Baldomino, EPM Technician; Daniel Farnan, General Manager; Sean Samson, CurrentSAFE Vice President of Dealer Development; Kevin Dickey, CurrentSAFE President

When your values line up, it makes certain business decisions easier.

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Looks Matter: P1 Technicians Go the Extra Mile to Serve Customers

Looks Matter: P1 Technicians Go the Extra Mile to Serve Customers

BOILER PICTURES - BEFORE & AFTER

One of the first questions a good brand consultant will ask is “How are you differentiating yourself – why do people want to buy from you?”

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Kansas Association of School Boards Facilities Improvement Project

Kansas Association of School Boards Facilities Improvement Project
KASB Project Exemplifies P1 Group’s Facility Solutions Capabilities

P1 Group has been a prestigious partner with the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) for the past four years, providing facility master planning and solutions to Kansas K-12 school districts. When the Association was ready to renovate their own Topeka, KS, facility, it only made sense that P1 Group should put those capabilities to work for KASB.

That’s what the Performance Solutions team of Senior Development Engineer Tim Mense, Vice President Rusty Roderick, and Project Development Manager Bill Frede, set out to do in 2016 when they began the planning process, analyzing the overall efficiency of KASB’s unique facility, which is several decades old.

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A Flair for the Dramatic - Associate Profile "Starring" Victoria Hoffman

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Pictured Center and Right: Performing in FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS and NOISES OFF!

Maybe it’s the yellow car, the high heeled tennis shoes, or the cat ear headphones, but whatever it is, you can tell right away that Marketing Manager Victoria Hoffman has a flair for the dramatic.

But it didn’t start out that way.

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Unusual Bond Brings Electrical and Low Voltage Experts to P1 Group

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P1 Group isn’t the only group that embodies “The Expertise of Many, The Power of One.” P1 recently welcomed a group of 16 electrical and low-voltage technicians who have worked together for decades, putting aside rank, varying expertise, and barriers to work together as one.

Sound unusual? It is.

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Miguel Chacon Andrade Earns K-State Construction Science Scholarship

Miguel Chacon Andrade Earns K-State Construction Science Scholarship

P1 Group is committed to helping fill the pipeline of talented construction and trade workers, which is why we developed the Construction Science Scholarship, awarded yearly to a promising student in the Kansas State University Construction Science program.

This year, Miguel Chacon Andrade was the lucky recipient.

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CNC Pipe Cutting Machine Increases Prefabrication Efficiency

CNC Pipe Cutting Machine Increases Prefabrication Efficiency

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 Aided Design software (CAD), into numbers. The numbers can be considered the coordinates of a graph and they control the movement of the cutter. Before this, dimensions had to be taken manually and then cut with the plasma cutter. With the CNC machine, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) is able to import the dimensions directly from a BIM model and make every cut in an automated process.

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Making the Most of a Great Opportunity: Associate Spotlight on Jeremy Alexander

Making the Most of a Great Opportunity: Associate Spotlight on Jeremy Alexander

The successful man was out and on the job long before opportunity came a-knocking. And this same opportunity is often disguised as hard work." ~anonymous

Service Technician Jeremy Alexander is no stranger to hard work. As a teenager, he started working for his dad’s company pouring concrete and eventually moved on to remodeling homes.  Although it provided steady income, there were no benefits and when he found out he had a daughter on the way, he knew he needed to find something better to support his family. 

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