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Beyond Monopoly: Julie M. Plays Board Games Like a Pro

Beyond Monopoly: Julie M. Plays Board Games Like a Pro

In the world of gamers, there are many who prefer to play board games, with thousands gathering at tabletop game conventions where they can meet game creators and play role, strategy or card games (to name a few) and watch live demonstrations.    

P1 Accounting Clerk Julie Metzler has been demonstrating games for Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) at two large board game conventions each year for 18 years.    

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Building Better Lives: Las Vegas Office Donates Resources to Veteran’s Cause

Building Better Lives: Las Vegas Office Donates Resources to Veteran’s Cause

Pictured, above: Army Staff Sergeant Jared Stacey and family; the Stacey family sees their new home for the first time. 

Building Homes for Heroes is a national organization that recognizes those who serve in the United States Armed Forces by supporting the needs of severely wounded or disabled soldiers and their families. The organization strives to build or renovate quality homes and donate them, mortgage-free, to injured veterans nationwide.    

Recently, the P1 Group Las Vegas office was invited to donate goods and services to help with the building of a home for Army Staff Sergeant Jared Stacey.    

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P1 Kids Make Safety Fun with Calendar Art

P1 Kids Make Safety Fun with Calendar Art

Safety has never been more colorful thanks to the first annual P1 Group Safety Calendar, a new idea this year from our Safety Department.    

In August, Safety Coordinator Cheri Totta put out the call for artwork from the youngest members of our P1 family.  

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P1 Group Exceeds National Averages through Staunch Commitment to Safety

P1 Group Exceeds National Averages through Staunch Commitment to Safety

Making sure conditions are safe for the 900+ people working at P1 Group jobsites on any given day is a huge task, but in a company where safety is the highest priority, no one takes shortcuts.    

Like any organization of this type, P1 Group is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to keep records of the number of recordable incidents, which include the number of injuries on the job and the number of lost or restricted workdays from injuries.

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The Fantastic Five: P1 Group’s IT Department

The Fantastic Five: P1 Group’s IT Department

Pictured, above, from left: Cameron Cooper, IT Manager; Matt Damon, IT Systems Engineer; Cody McCray, IT Support Tech II; Vanessa Taylor, IT Special Projects; Trevor Payne, IT Support Tech

While technically billed as a “support” department, there’s a lot more to P1 Group’s small-but-mighty five-person IT Department than meets the eye.    

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Celebrating 100 Years with a Special Mark

Celebrating 100 Years with a Special Mark

P1 Group is gearing up to celebrate 100 years and we’ve added one more item to the list: our special anniversary “100” mark. Expect to see it on just about everything throughout 2019.

The goal for the mark was something clean and classic that could be used at many sizes on a multitude of mediums including apparel, decals, promotional materials, digital assets, print materials, etc.

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Washburn Tech Students Explore Trades in Fab Shop Tour

Washburn Tech Students Explore Trades in Fab Shop Tour

Pictured, above, from left: Mike Wessel, Electrical Fabrication Foreman, with Washburn Tech students; Aquatherm pipe in the P1 Group fabrication shop; Jeremy Price, Pipe Shop Manager, with Washburn Tech students.

As is the case with many visitors to P1 Group’s fabrication shop in Lawrence, KS, students who recently toured the shop were drawn to the bright blue Aquatherm pipe awaiting delivery to a job site.

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P1 Project Profile: Saint Luke’s South

P1 Project Profile: Saint Luke’s South

Pictured, above: Greg Sweeney, David Wright and Steve Cole on site at Saint Luke's; Allen Kluender installs duct work during construction.

Steve Cole, Vice President, is on familiar ground at a major project that is underway at Saint Luke’s South Hospital. He was the Project Manager for the original building on that campus, when AD Jacobson, Inc. built it in 1998.

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How Do You “Holiday”? P1 Associates Share Favorite Traditions

How Do You “Holiday”? P1 Associates Share Favorite Traditions

It’s that time of year, and we asked P1 Group associates to share their favorite fun holiday traditions. We hope their stories help put you in the spirit of the season!

Phil Van Hoecke, Pipe Fitter Foreman
The Van Hoecke family, including my brothers that are in town, have a standing golf tee time to golf at least nine holes no matter what the weather is like. This can get pretty crazy!

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Architectural Metal: If You Can Dream It, They Can Make It

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P1 Group’s own Architectural Metal shop is 32,800 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art equipment and top-notch talent. Located in Kansas City, MO, the Arch Metal division specializes in design-build projects with a focus on themed entertainment, commercial construction and parking garage facades.

The Arch Metal team partners with owners and clients all over the world, including Asia and the Middle East. While the shop has only been part of P1 since 2017, the expertise of the staff spans many years and many projects. 

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P1 Group Gets Creative: "100 Years" Tagline Contest

P1 Group Gets Creative: "100 Years" Tagline Contest

To help get everyone in the spirit of P1 Group's upcoming milestone 100-year celebration (1919-2019), we gave associates a chance to get in on the 100th anniversary fun by launching an employee tagline contest.

A total of 90 taglines were submitted, and associates really got into the spirit of our milestone anniversary. The ultimate choice was tough, but the P1 Group executive team made the final decision these are the associates with the winning entries.

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P1 Group Makes ENR Top Specialty Contractor List

P1 Group Makes ENR Top Specialty Contractor List

P1 Group has been named a 2018 Top 600 Specialty Contractor by the Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine.

P1 Group hit the list at number 122 among all specialty contractors and also placed 37th on the “Top 50 Firms in Mechanical” list.

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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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If P1 Group Was a Piece of Art . . .

If P1 Group Was a Piece of Art . . .

. . . it might look like this.

Walking through an art fair in Venice, FL a few months ago, Smitty and Donna Belcher happened upon some art they thought would be perfect for P1’s Lenexa lobby.

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