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P1 Group apprentices win big at state competition


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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


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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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Ingram's names Smitty Belcher a top KC business leader

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Smitty Belcher, P1 Group CEO, has been named to the Ingram’s Magazine list of the 250 most powerful business leaders in the Kansas City area.

In its article, Ingram’s said of Smitty:

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P1 participates in Halloween Candy Give-Back Program

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LENEXA, Kan. – This year P1 Group proudly participated in Operation Gratitude’s Halloween Candy Give-Back Program, which encourages local communities to gather and donate leftover candy to send to deployed troops and first responders. Thanks to efforts of employees and two local schools, Wolf Creek Elementary and Leawood Elementary, P1 was able to send 23 boxes (and a whopping 500 pounds) of candy to the cause!

Annual Kevin Lane scholarship awarded

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LENEXA, KS. – The annual Kevin Lane scholarship has been awarded for the second time to University of Kansas student, Patrick Canny. The scholarship is in honor of the late Kevin Lane, who worked as an electrical foreman at P1 Group for more than 27 years.

As a sophomore this year, Patrick recently visited P1 Group’s headquarters. He has made some big changes in his life since he stopped by last year. After working a summer internship at an aerospace engineering firm, he wondered if a degree in mechanical engineering was the right choice for him. A friend working in New York at a medical lab then inspired him to consider pursing computer science. A few programming classes later, Patrick decided that exploring a career in data science would give him the freedom to fully reach his potential.

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P1 Group recognized for fire life safety efforts

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Kennedy Sanders, P1 start and test manager, fire life safety testing and maintenance for Las Vegas Sheet Metal Local 88.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - An article in the NEMIC News (National Energy Management and Institute Committee) recognized P1 Group and Las Vegas Sheet Metal Local 88 for their efforts to educate building owners about fire life safety.

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P1 Charity Golf Tourney supports The Children’s SPOT

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LENEXA, KS – The 13th annual P1 Group Charity Golf Tournament raised $11,594 for The Children’s SPOT (Speech Physical and Occupational Therapy) of Saint Luke’s Health System.

Dennis Chenowith, the retired Saint Luke’s Health System Director of Facilities and Construction, thanked the golfers when they gathered after the tournament, informing them that The Children’s SPOT offers early and intensive therapy to children with disabilities and developmental delays, helping them function successfully in life. He said Kansas City contractors, including P1 Group, and labor unions have donated millions to The Children’s SPOT over the years, enabling SPOT to offer services to families regardless of their ability to pay.

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P1 presents at Utility Working Conference & Vendor Technology Expo held by ANS

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AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. – Tom Crumrine, Vice President at P1 Group, Inc., was invited to speak as a panelist at the 2016 Utility Working Conference & Vendor Technology Expo held by the American Nuclear Society (ANS).

The three day event is held annually in Amelia Island, Florida. It has grown since its inception in 1994 into a major industry gathering, with more than 750 utility industry professionals in attendance and 90-plus vendor exhibits. Conference attendees are primarily businesses and individuals involved with delivering utility services to the nuclear industry.

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P1 awards Fall 2016 Corporate Sponsorships

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The Northland Rebels.

LENEXA, Kan. – Two non-profits nominated by P1 Group associates have been awarded the Fall 2016 P1 Corporate Sponsorships.

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Liz Ferguson honored with P1 Group 2016 PRIDE (Personal Responsibility In Delivering Excellence) award

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Liz Ferguson is the recipient of the August 2016 PRIDE Award, which is a part of P1 Group’s Commitment to Excellence program. She is a Project Engineer who has worked out of the Las Vegas office for almost two years.

Whether she’s assisting project managers with their daily tasks or helping an Estimator get a bid out the door, her attention to detail is impeccable. Liz puts a tremendous amount of pride into her work and consistently goes above and beyond to get the job done. She is conscientious and takes the time needed to ensure her work is correct and accurate. Her diligence makes processes flow much smoother.

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P1 office associates receive safety training

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Greg Sweeney gave the safety talk.

LENEXA, Kan. - P1 Group Lenexa office associates had their first Quarterly Safety Meeting this week, providing them with the opportunity to learn more about P1 Group’s commitment to a “Safety First, Quality Always” culture.

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P1 Group hosts KC Bluebeam Users Group

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P1 Group Bluebeam users (from left) Laura Adkins, Nathan Pendergraft, Vanessa Taylor and Sarah Garcia, hosted the KC Bluebeam Users Group.

P1 Group hosts KC Bluebeam Users Group

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