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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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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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P1 Group awarded MEP work at KU’s Earth, Energy & Environment Center

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Lawrence, Kan. – P1 Group has been awarded the plumbing, electrical, sheet metal and telecommunications work for the new Earth, Energy & Environment Center at the University of Kansas.

Located adjacent to Lindley Hall, the EEE Center will bring together geology and engineering faculty and students for energy and environmental research. The two newly-constructed buildings of the EEE Center – Ritchie Hall and Slawson Hall – will connect via bridges to Lindley Hall and Learned Hall.

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Ingram’s names P1 a top private company

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Ingram’s, a Kansas City business magazine, has ranked P1 Group 62nd on its 2016 list of the 100 Top Private Companies in the Kansas City region.

The list was published in Ingram’s June issue. To compile the list, Ingram’s ranked companies by 2015 revenues. P1 was ranked 62nd in 2015, 64th in 2014, 69th in 2013 and 73rd in 2012.

P1 ranks within top 25 on Book of Giants list

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Contractor magazine’s annual Book of Giants has ranked P1 Group, Inc. 24th among the nation’s top 100 mechanical contractors.

P1 Group also made the list of ten largest mechanical contractors in the Midwest.

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P1 participates at Ammonia Safety Day

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – P1 Group was an exhibitor at the Garden City Ammonia Program 2016 Region 7 Ammonia Safety Day, held at Kansas City Kansas Community College on June 2.

Industrial ammonia refrigeration is typically used by food processors and other manufacturers whose products must have cold storage in large spaces. Although highly useful and necessary, ammonia does present special safety concerns and requires highly trained technicians. The Garden City Ammonia Program, located in Garden City, Kan., provides training and certification events throughout the country.

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P1 Group awarded new restaurant venues at MGM “Park Project”

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – P1 Group recently completed the core and shell for The Park. P1 was also awarded three tenant spaces and completed working on all three simultaneously. The Las Vegas team showed their expertise and knowledge of how to build quality restaurants in a short amount of time and on schedule for the grand opening.

Credit is due to all field, administration, and management staff involved in completing these challenging projects. P1 Group associates who were instrumental in the sales and estimating to secure the contracts include Chad Mosley, Project Manager; Rick Cook, Estimator; Catalina De Leon, Office Manager; Liz Ferguson, Project Engineer; and Brian Maginness, Senior Project Manager.

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P1 Group announces Spring 2016 Corporate Sponsorships


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LENEXA, Kan. – Three non-profit organizations nominated by P1 Group associates have been awarded the Spring 2016 P1 Corporate Sponsorships.

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P1 Group awards $500 scholarships

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BASEHOR, Kan. - Two high school seniors received $500 scholarships from P1 Group recently at the Basehor-Linwood High School Academic Awards and Scholarship Recognition Program.

P1 Group hosted a drawing to award three $500 scholarships at the Kansas Association of School Boards convention in December. Two Basehor-Linwood school board members won the drawing along with a school board member from Osborne County Schools.

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P1 Group completes gas line relocation at McCarran Airport

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – P1 Group was hired by TAB Contractors Inc. to relocate a gas line that was in the middle of a new tunnel being constructed and was a main 40 PSI service line for the D Gates at McCarran International Airport.

Mark O'Rourke, P1 Foreman, was instrumental in coordinating this effort with the TAB team to relocate the gas line safely and successfully. Mark and P1 team members J.C. Walls, Justin Swain and Theron Hamlen shut down and relocated the gas line with over 100 feet of piping in less than 25 minutes.

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St. Jude's "wins" P1 Charity Bracket Challenge


LENEXA, Kan. – Trey Jones, a former P1 Group field associate who now works for BNSF Railway, is the winner of the 2016 P1 Charity Bracket Challenge. He will split the proceeds with the charity of his choice, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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P1 Group makes emergency repairs to KU internet services

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LAWRENCE, Kan. - P1 Group electricians and building technologies staff were called for an emergency repair to internet fiber cables that were accidentally cut, affecting thousands of people, on March 29 in a construction zone at the University of Kansas.

Manuia Savea and Lowell Short, reviewing cable repairs in the jobsite trailer.

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P1 Group Electrical Apprentice Wins Top Honors

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Darin Mason, center, accepting his award with his wife, Amy, and Mark Pottorff, Training Director at Topeka Electrical JATC. A P1 Group electrical apprentice won the 2016 IBEW 7th District/ NECA District V Outstanding Inside Apprentice award.

And not only did Darin Mason win the contest on March 21 in Tucson, Ariz., he set a record.

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P1 secures Preventive Maintenance agreement with Tonganoxie USD 464

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TONGANOXIE, Kan. - On average Kansas public school districts spend 9.85 percent of their annual operating budgets on facilities, maintenance and utilities. With available resources shrinking, administrators face a daunting challenge maintaining school facilities.

Tonganoxie schools recently utilized the P1 approach to save the district money.  After switching from the previous preventive maintenance contract, USD 464 saved more than $60,000 a year. P1 assisted the district with identifying all equipment in each of the eight school buildings and worked with them to create a task list to prioritize which items required attention first.

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Chilled water optimization project leads to big energy savings

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  A chilled water system at The Saint Luke’s Hospital Energy Center went into operation in 2007 but was not meeting performance standards.

Last year, Saint Luke’s and P1 Group did an extensive review of the system’s design, then completed an energy audit and worked together on an engineered solution. As a team, P1 Group’s Performance Solutions staff and Saint Luke’s building operators have reduced the Energy Center’s utility spend by more than 29 percent.

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P1 honors Innovation Award recipient

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LENEXA, Kan. - Twice a year, P1 Group employees come together to nominate for recognition those that best exemplify P1 values. This week we are proud to announce the recipient of the Innovation Award, Jeff Peterson.

Jeff is a Mechanical Estimator that has been with P1 Group for almost 15 years. He has been instrumental in recent upgrades to our estimating program. Jeff has led the charge on setting up and training Estimators and Project Managers on the Accubid Enterprise system. He has developed a single estimating system platform that the P1 construction and service departments can both use, which is tailored to each department, yet integrated together.

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K-State MCA students tour P1 Lawrence fabrication shop

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LAWRENCE, Kan. - Growing our community is an activity that we take great pride in at P1. It was our pleasure this week to host the K-State MCA chapter, and give them a tour of our fabrication shop in Lawrence. The Construction Science students were shown different stages of the construction process from drawings, to detailing, to the fabrication of spool sheets. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the future leaders of our industry.

KC hospitals reap rewards with reduced energy consumption

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - P1 Group’s Frank Tanner gave a talk “Reducing Energy Usage and Cost in Hospitals” at the February meeting of the Kansas City Association of Healthcare Engineers (KCAHE).

Joining him in the presentation were KCP&L and Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) staff members, who encouraged hospital staff to consider all of the rebate programs that are available to them. Both utilities offer rebate programs to businesses.

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K-State Olathe partners with P1 Group for a better energy solution

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OLATHE, Kan. - In February 2015, the Kansas State Olathe campus conducted an Energy Optimization Assessment with P1 Group Inc. The assessment was a comprehensive energy audit of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, system on the campus. Energy expenses were surpassing those built into the campus' operating budget after just two years of use with the HVAC system and the campus at only half occupancy. P1 Group and Kansas State Olathe used a retro-commissioning approach to evaluate the campus' HVAC system.

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