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P1 Group Architectural Metal Team Creates Conversation Piece for Lenexa Headquarters

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A multi-dimensional flag appears to ripple right off the wall at P1 Group’s Lenexa headquarters. The piece was created by our own Architectural Metal Division at the 32,800 sq. ft. Architectural Metal shop in Kansas City, MO.

The flag was unveiled at P1 Group's 100th Anniversary Celebration in September.

Vice President and Architectural Team Leader Allen Supplee says it began as a simple idea.

“Like many complex creations, the idea began with a simple hand-sketched design on paper,” Allen said.

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From there, Allen says the flag was designed to match the original Betsy Ross flag-making specifications, measuring exactly 4’ x 8’.

  • The design team utilized Solidworks modeling to develop the part drawings.
  • 16-gauge #8 stainless steel was used for the star field and alternating stripes.
  • The stars were laser cut in the shop’s Trumpf 3000-watt fiber optic laser.
  • 16-gauge stainless steel with a shop-applied “check finish” was used for the alternating stripes.
  • The flag was finished with blue and red prismatic high-gloss powder coat paint.

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The Architectural Metal Division specializes in themed entertainment and parking garage facades. They work all over the U.S., including major theme parks in Florida and California, creating props and components for restaurants, rides, and more.

If you’re ever visiting P1 Group in Lenexa, be sure to stop by the Gathering Room on the first floor to see our flag.