P1 News

P1 Group recognized in Aquatherm case study


LAWRENCE, Kan.  - Aquatherm Pipe has published a case study on a project at Berry Global, which was completed by P1 Group.

Berry’s Lawrence plant produces food-grade plastic cups and containers, operating 24/7 all year long. The plant uses an injection molding system and the steel piping that circulated cooling water was corroding, slowing the process down.

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P1 Group honored with Bluebeam eXtreme Award


Some of P1 Group's Bluebeam team are (back row, from left) Bo Wempe, Cody McCray and Patrick Loecker; (front row, from left) Vanessa Taylor, Matt Damon, Sarah Garcia, Laura Adkins and Cameron Cooper.

LENEXA, Kan. - P1 Group, Inc. was recently awarded a Bluebeam eXtreme Award (bXa) for Advanced Use of Bluebeam Revu.

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P1 Group awarded work at Wolf Creek Generating Station


BURLINGTON, Kan. – P1 Group has been awarded the Essential Service Water (ESW) / Containment Area Coolers (CAC) Replacement Project at Wolf Creek Generating Station.

The scope of the project will include prefabrication of piping assemblies prior to the refuel and the replacement of approximately 540 feet of ESW pipe. Additional work will include replacement of twelve cooling coils and eight associated manifold header pipes on the CAC units.

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More efficient by going paperless

P1 Group is more efficient by going paperless

To reduce inefficiencies and utilize new technologies, P1 is replacing stacks of paper drawings at many project sites with electronic plan documents that can be viewed on tablets in the field.

P1 has also integrated our SharePoint project management system with Bluebeam, a PDF solution that is used by construction, architecture and engineering firms to mark up and edit electronic documents. This allows P1 to provide up-to-date project information to the project foremen, at their fingertips.

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P1 Group’s flexibility helps Magna continue production through project

Magna work in Excelsior Springs by P1 Group

P1 Group’s millwright project at Magna Excelsior Springs involved the demolition of three existing storage and retrieval systems and replacing them with new structures. The towers weighed 9,000 pounds and each one had to be operating before the next system could be removed.

P1 provided flexible labor hours to work with Magna to provide efficient and cost saving concepts.

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P1 Group’s medical gas solution for expanding hospital

Obstetrics and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) building at Olathe Medical Center

P1 Group Inc. is completing the mechanical, plumbing and sheet metal work for the new Obstetrics and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) building at Olathe Medical Center.

The  “Umbilical Phase” of the project – when the new building’s medical gas system was connected to the old building – presented a challenge. P1 earned high praise for the team’s efforts to connect the system during night shifts to maintain operational status during business hours. This made the outage much shorter – lasting a few hours instead of days.

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The Earth, Energy and Environment Center at KU

University of Kansas work by P1 Group

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Work is well underway at the new Earth, Energy & Environment Center at the University of Kansas.

P1 Group is completing the plumbing, electrical, sheet metal and telecommunications work. Adjacent to Lindley Hall, the EEEC Center will bring together geology and engineering faculty and students for energy and environmental research.

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P1 Group now offers Critical Environment Certification


LENEXA, Kan. - The recent addition of Critical Environment Certification (CEC) services is allowing P1 Group, Inc., to better serve our healthcare and laboratory clients.

P1 Group CEC technicians visit controlled environments in hospitals, pharmacies and labs to test, repair and certify equipment. John Cobb, P1 assistant service manager, is leading the CEC team.

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P1 Apprentice places first at District 4 competition


Chase Serrault, a P1 apprentice, won top honors in the HVAC portion of the UA District 4 contest earlier this month in St. Paul, Minn.

He is the first Local 441 apprentice and the first from Topeka Service to place first and move on to the International Contest, which will be held in August in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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P1 apprentice wins Missouri plumbing competition


Judges and competitors of the UA Missouri State Plumbing Contest, from left: Andy Johnson, Chris Dieckman, Leroy Bradley, Paul Nickell, Tanner Hansuld and Tony Smith.

Paul Nickell KANSAS CITY, Mo. -  Paul Nickell, a P1 apprentice, won the UA Missouri State Plumbing Contest on April 29 at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship Training Center of Missouri/Local 8.

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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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P1 Group Awarded Saguaro Distillation Facility Project


LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Recently, Schultz Industrial awarded P1 Group with the Saguaro Distillation Facility Project in Henderson, Nevada. The facility produces distilled water utilizing steam generated by the power plant, which will supply distilled water for local businesses’ use.

The project scope consists of the installation process, utility piping, and valves that complete the project assembly to produce distilled water. Detailed design drawings were provided by engineering firm, Sargent & Lundy. The project is being assembled with carbon steel, stainless steel, HDPE, and EPDM pipe, distilling units, pumps, heat exchangers, engineered piping supports, and the steam accessories. The systems that are being installed by P1 Group consist of: steam, raw water makeup, cooling water, condenser water, instrument air, distilled water to tank farm, and reverse osmosis water.

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2017 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day


LENEXA, Kan. – More than 50 kiddos descended on P1 Group on April 27, 2017 to see where their parents work and learn a little bit about the construction industry!

The day started out with a stop by the P1 Photo booth to capture a commemorative shot, then the festivities kicked off with a craft based on this year’s theme, “You Can Count on Me”.

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P1 awards Spring 2017 Corporate Sponsorships


The KC Elite Fastpitch team.

Two non-profit organizations nominated by P1 Group associates have been awarded the Spring 2017 Corporate Sponsorships.

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P1 Charity Bracket Challenge raises $1,100 for charity

LENEXA, Kan. - Mike Totta, the husband of P1 associate Cheri Totta, is the winner of the 2017 Charity Bracket Challenge. He will split the proceeds with his charity of choice.

Each year prior to March Madness, P1 Group associates, family and friends are invited to fill out an NCCA Tournament bracket for ten dollars. The winner receives half of the proceeds while the other half is matched by P1 and donated to the charity the winner chooses.

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Ben Gannaway honored with P1 Group 2017 Virtue Award


LAWRENCE, Kan. - Ben Gannaway is the recipient of the 2017 Virtue Award, which is part of P1’s Commitment to Excellence award program. Ben is the Warehouse Operations Manager and works out of the Lawrence office.

Ben was nominated for the award by three fellow associates. Ben is described as being courteous and thoughtful. He works tirelessly to fulfill requests and answer questions. Ben is very patient with all associates and takes the time to teach others about the warehouse operations.

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P1 receives Westar Energy award


TOPEKA, Kan. – P1 Group is committed to helping customers improve heating and cooling efficiency and save money. Westar Energy has taken note and named P1 Group the 2016 Heat Pump Dealer North Region Leader.

To win the honor, P1 Group installed the most commercial heat pump tons in the area of Kansas covered by P1’s Lenexa, Topeka and Lawrence offices.

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P1 technicians receive emergency response training


From left, Dan Shoemaker, Dan Holloway, Jamar Jackson, Ricky Rohaus, Lewis Ellington (from Schreiber Foods, a P1 customer) and Chad Moreland get a lesson on operating an oxygen tank.

LENEXA, Kan. - Five P1 ammonia refrigeration technicians have been trained to respond to ammonia spills and other emergencies through the HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) 40 Hour training developed by OSHA.

Dan Shoemaker, Dan Holloway, Jamar Jackson, Ricky Rohaus and Chad Moreland attended the training along with Lewis Ellington of Schreiber Foods, a P1 customer.

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P1 wins work at Garmin's new manufacturing facility

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This image provided by Gould Evans shows a completed Garmin manufacturing and distribution center.

OLATHE, Kan. –  P1 Group has been awarded work for the first phase of a $200 million headquarters expansion for Garmin International, near 151st Street and Ridgeview Road in Olathe.

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P1 Group hosts session at KASB conference

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WICHITA, Kan. – P1 Group presented “How Three Districts are Producing Solutions to the Deferred Maintenance Issue” at the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) Convention December 3-4 in Wichita.

Dana Dunn and Rusty Roderick of P1 Group hosted the session with a panel of three Kansas school superintendents:

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