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Project Profile: A3 Parking Garage at Disney Springs

Project Profile: A3 Parking Garage at Disney Springs

The P1 Group Architectural Metal team does a lot of work in Orlando, Florida, with Disney among their clientele. A3 is the third parking garage at Disney Springs the team has completed within the last five years. 

The $6 million A3 Parking Garage project included 141,505 sq ft of aluminum façade in four elements.

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

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

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 machines and Victaulic grooving machines, the tool shop is designed to be the one-stop shop for those needs.

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Annual Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Warriors' Ascent

Annual Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Warriors' Ascent

The 16th annual P1 Group Charity Golf Tournament on October 13 raisedThe 16th annual P1 Group Charity Golf Tournament on October 13 raised $14,262 for Warriors’ Ascent, a Kansas City-based organization thatserves veterans and first responders to help them cope with moralinjuries they’ve suffered in the line of duty.

Warriors’ Ascent was founded in 2014 by two Iraq combat veterans,and has since served more than 300 veterans and first responders struggling with post traumatic stress through a five-day program runeight to 10 times per year.

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P1 Group Fabrication Creates Maximum Efficiency

P1 Group Fabrication Creates Maximum Efficiency

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 efficiency of certain jobs,” Vice President Paul Smith said. “Fabricating in our own controlled environment reduces labor cost, decreases installation time and ensures the highest level of quality assurance/quality control.”

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Project Profile: Research Medical Center/Central Plant

Project Profile: Research Medical Center/Central Plant

Technology and Fabrication Team up to Drive Efficiency

PIPE
Retrofit projects like the Research Medical Center/Brookside Central Plant in Kansas City can be a challenge, but thanks to P1 Group’s
Virtual Design Construction (VDC) and Fabrication capabilities, P1 has demonstrated efficiency and agility in moving this project
toward completion.

“This design build project entails transforming existing space at the RMC campus into a newly functioning central plant that will provide chilled water and steam for approximately 196,000 square feet of medical office space and 40,000 square feet of hospital space,” Project Manager Bo Wempe said.

The pipe fabrication portion of the project began with the VDC department’s 3D laser scanner which scans the space to capture extremely accurate jobsite data. The VDC department uses the scanned data to develop a virtual piping model and create shop drawings for fabrication.

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Congratulations Fall 2018 Corporate Sponsorship Winners

Congratulations Fall 2018 Corporate Sponsorship Winners

Twice annually, P1 Group associates are invited to apply for the Corporate Sponsorship award. The sponsorships allow P1 to serve the community through organizations that are meaningful to P1 associates.

P1 Group established the Corporate Sponsorship program in 2010, and has funded 36 associate-nominated organizations over the years. The Fall 2018 Corporate Sponsorship recipients are:

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Intern to Associate: Brady K. Turns Valuable Experience into a Career

Intern to Associate: Brady K. Turns Valuable Experience into a Career

L to R: Brady K. in the field during his P1 Group Internship, with Plumbing Foremen Rob D. and Daniel C.

When P1 Group recruits interns, the company strives to find talent that will go on to do great things in a P1 career.

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Project Profile: Churchill Container Plant Relocation

Project Profile: Churchill Container Plant Relocation

When P1 Group Proactive Solutions Consultant Ann L. went on a cold call with Churchill Container, she learned they were getting ready to relocate their operations to a new facility.

Even though Churchill’s mechanical work was covered by another contractor, Ann told them about P1 Group’s additional capabilities and the client expressed interest in having our Millwright and Electrical experts look over their new plant.

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P1 Group Millwrights: More than Meets the Eye

P1 Group Millwrights: More than Meets the Eye

Do you have a project with equipment needs beyond P1 Group’s typical trade skills? Are there heavy, complex pieces of machinery being moved or set? Are major conveyor systems involved? Do you need to construct a pre-fabricated office or erect a storage mezzanine? Is equipment or a structure being demolished?

The Millwrights can handle it.

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P1 Group's Hilary E. Beats Cancer, Earns Buck O'Neil Award

P1 Group's Hilary E. Beats Cancer, Earns Buck O'Neil Award

“I don’t have time for this.” That was P1 Group Proactive Solutions Consultant Hilary Edward’s first thought when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma on February 16, 2017.

“I told my husband, don’t worry, I got this.” If anything, Hilary says, the whole thing seemed like an annoyance - an inconvenience she was set on getting rid of as quickly as possible.

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Raising the Bar: Training Curriculum Builds Better Service

Raising the Bar: Training Curriculum Builds Better Service

Talented technicians are just one of the ways P1 Group excels at customer service. That’s why P1 put together a service technician training committee.

The committee was assembled over the summer with the goal of developing a technical training curriculum that will address the topics most vital to our associates.

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Tanner H. Takes Second at UA National Competition

Tanner H. Takes Second at UA National Competition

Tanner H., a P1 Group plumber who finished his apprenticeship in June, placed a very close second at the 2018 UA National Apprentice Competition in Ann Arbor, Mich., August 11-15.

A member of Local 8 Plumbers and Gasfitters, Tanner went to nationals after placing first at state and then winning his regional competition in Minneapolis this summer. At nationals he competed against six other plumbers representing Denver, Pittsburgh (PA), Buffalo, Houston, Toronto and the Australia Plumbing Trades Employee Union.

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The Real Story on R22: P1 Group Service Expert Explains Your Options

The Real Story on R22: P1 Group Service Expert Explains Your Options

If you have any involvement with your facility’s HVAC, chances are you’ve been hearing about the R22 phaseout. But be warned: simply Google searching your options could lead you down a path of misinformation.

P1 Group Service Manager Brian H. is here to set the record straight.

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Driven to Help: P1 Donates to K-State Powercats

Driven to Help: P1 Donates to K-State Powercats

P1 recently donated the material for lab/construction countertops to the Kansas State Society of Automotive Engineers Formula Race team (K-State Formula SAE). The donation played a role in helping the team build their newest race car, “Ocelot” (pictured, above).

Formula SAE is the world’s largest and most prestigious design competition with 13 international competitions and over 500 active teams. Powercat Motorsports has represented K-State in competition every year since 1997.

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Get Your Own Coffee: P1 Group Interns Are "Out of the Office" Getting Hands-on Experience

Get Your Own Coffee: P1 Group Interns Are "Out of the Office" Getting Hands-on Experience

Internship experiences vary from company to company, but one thing is for sure at P1 Group: our interns get real-world, on-site, project-specific experience.

When you work at P1 Group, there’s not much copy making and coffee getting. We recently caught up with some of our P1 interns who shared their experiences, adventures and takeaways from the program.

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Project Profile: Fantasy Tower Remodel, Palms Hotel and Casino

Project Profile: Fantasy Tower Remodel, Palms Hotel and Casino

With the kids back to school, a grownup visit to Las Vegas may be just what you need. The Las Vegas office is finishing up the Fantasy Tower remodel at the Palms Hotel and Casino (slated for October 2018), and you might want to think about booking your stay.

The tower remodel consists of 282 redesigned and renovated hotel rooms, presidential and themed suites along with 60 new hotel rooms from unfinished space in the tower.

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P1 Group Goes to College: Recruiting Our Next Generation

P1 Group Goes to College: Recruiting Our Next Generation

Hear that noise? The college recruitment machine is revving up at P1 Group.

As summer winds down and college students are heading back to campus, P1 puts considerable effort into recruiting construction management and engineering students to fill next summer’s internships and full-time positions.

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Project Profile: Lakin Elementary Kitchen Remodel

Project Profile: Lakin Elementary Kitchen Remodel

When class is dismissed for summer, P1 is working fast to complete school projects.

Main image: One of the most significant changes in Lakin Elementary's kitchen will be unseen by most people - the new kitchen hood exhaust and makeup air unit, which will alleviate air leakage issues.

Each summer, P1 Group has at least one significant school project to complete on a compressed schedule. As August 1 got closer, P1 school job crews put in the extra work to finish, making sure buildings are ready for students and teachers to return.

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New P1 Group Coil Line Slashes Manufacturing Time

New P1 Group Coil Line Slashes Manufacturing Time

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 four semis and installed by P1 Millwrights.

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P1 Group apprentices win big at state competition

P1 Group apprentices win big at state competition
Chase Serrault

TOPEKA, Kan. - P1 Group apprentices won three of the four top spots last month at the state competition of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship Training of Kansas/Local 441.

The winning fifth year apprentices were Jeremy Alexander, Plumber; Kyle Babcock, Pipefitter; and Chase Serrault, HVAC-R. All three are eligible to compete at the District 4 competition on June 6-9 at Local 455 in St. Paul, Minn. Jeremy Alexander is unable to attend, however, so the second place winner will go in his place.

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