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

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, and her grandfather was a union mechanic.

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

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 air tempering project at the Kansas City Ford Plant in Claycomo, MO. The project will create more regulated temperatures inside the plant, benefiting workers and equipment, especially in summer months.

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

Pictured, above: Jack wearing his dad's original Santa suit; Below, left: Jack with son, Logan, who is now a freshman at K-State

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 organizations, and more.

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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

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, her cousin still helps inject travel fun into Diana’s life.

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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 to work and communicate seamlessly.

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

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 others.

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Looking Forward: P1 Internship Program Adds Two-Sided Value

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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.

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

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.

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

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 duration of their careers. The three joined P1 when the company expanded into St. Joseph in 2014, and Nestle came on board as a customer as well.

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P1 Corporate Sponsorships: Everyone Wins This Summer

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 may apply for the sponsorships, which are intended to assist in the financial support of those organizations and activities that are important to our associates and the community.

Spring 2023 had a big surprise! The Executive Team simply couldn’t find one cause more worthy than another, so they made everyone who entered a winner! The following individuals have received $500 for the causes they chose.

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P1 Pipe Fabrication Shop Manager Jeremy Price Earns the First 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 (PFI), was introduced in 2022 and awarded for the first time in 2023.

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Welcome P1 Summer 2023 Interns!

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 team building social events throughout the summer.

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P1 Building Technologies Helps Create Integrated Experience for New Entertainment Venue

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 coordination that goes into integrating the audiovisual (A/V), security, access, and technology systems that create a safe, convenient, and exciting experience for staff and customers.

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

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" - Women in the Mechanical Industry - to help women in the industry with education and networking opportunities.

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

P1 CEO Smitty Belcher (L) and Chamber of Lawrence President and CEO Bonnie Lowe

Generosity, humor, kindness and a passion for community success.

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

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 occupation of plumbing specialist.

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

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

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.

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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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