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Hunt Midwest Ammonia Compressor Energy Rebate Retrofit

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Through an innovative approach to this ammonia energy project, P1 Group’s Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration team beat rebate projections and ultimately earned Hunt Midwest rebates of more than $120,000 based on annual electrical savings of more than 920,000 kWh for the SubTropolis underground business complex in Kansas City.

SubTropolis is the largest underground business complex in the world, created through the mining of a 270-million-year-old limestone deposit. In the mining process, limestone is removed by the room and pillar method, leaving 25-foot square pillars that are on 65-foot centers and 40 feet apart.

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Crunching Numbers: Gloria Keating Named CFO of the Year

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Congratulations to Gloria Keating for earning the CFO of the Year honor from the Kansas City Business Journal. Only a select group of winners is chosen, representing the best and brightest in finance across the Kansas City Metro.

By the 8th grade, P1 Group CFO Gloria Keating knew exactly what she wanted to do. She even recalls writing an 8th grade graduation paper declaring she planned to be an accountant.

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Giving Back to Our Associates’ Favorite Causes

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P1 Group is always looking for ways to support the communities in which we live and work, and the bi-annual Corporate Sponsorship competition allows us to do it for the charities nearest and dearest to our associates’ hearts.

Congratulations to Scheduler/Dispatcher Marvin Reese (pictured above, left) from our Lawrence office and Building Technologies Foreman Chad Andrew from our Lenexa office on winning the Spring Corporate Sponsorships.

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Choosing a Trade: P1 Group Experts Sound Off

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May 1 is National Skilled Trades Day, so what better time to celebrate our own men and women in the trades.

Labor Shortage

There’s a lot of information out there regarding the serious shortage of skilled laborers. Between Baby Boomers retiring and far fewer young people pursuing skilled labor careers, the pipeline is thin.

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A Half Century of Wisdom: Joe Camren Shares Insights from Then and Now

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P1 Group is in full-swing with its 100-year celebration, and Senior Estimator Joe Camren has been around for more than half of it.

One of P1 Group’s longest-tenured employees, Joe started as a plumber apprentice in the field in 1966 (with founding company A.D. Jacobson) and is still going strong as a senior estimator at corporate headquarters today. In a recent Q&A, he shared his observations about his work, his company, and what really makes a person successful.

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The Fantastic Five: P1 Group’s IT Department

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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

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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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Keep Calm and Race On: Associate Profile on Jeremy Heim

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By P1 associate average tenure, Warehouse Driver Jeremy Heim is a short timer - he's only been here about 1.5 years. But Jeremy has already found a good fit with P1 Group’s Wichita team and enjoys the work. His responsibilities include taking care of everything coming and going from the warehouse, including managing all aspects of tool requests/check-outs/repairs for construction or service.

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Washburn Tech Students Explore Trades in Fab Shop Tour

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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

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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

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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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P1 Group Gets Creative: "100 Years" Tagline Contest

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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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10,000 Tickets and Counting: P1 Group Tool Shop Feeds Fab and Field Work

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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

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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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Intern to Associate: Brady K. Turns Valuable Experience into a Career

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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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Project Profile: Churchill Container Plant Relocation

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When P1 Group Proactive Solutions Consultant Ann L. went on a cold call with Churchill Container, she learned they were getting ready to relocate their operations to a new facility.

Even though Churchill’s mechanical work was covered by another contractor, Ann told them about P1 Group’s additional capabilities and the client expressed interest in having our Millwright and Electrical experts look over their new plant.

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P1 Group Millwrights: More than Meets the Eye

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Do you have a project with equipment needs beyond P1 Group’s typical trade skills? Are there heavy, complex pieces of machinery being moved or set? Are major conveyor systems involved? Do you need to construct a pre-fabricated office or erect a storage mezzanine? Is equipment or a structure being demolished?

The Millwrights can handle it.

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Get Your Own Coffee: P1 Group Interns Are "Out of the Office" Getting Hands-on Experience

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Internship experiences vary from company to company, but one thing is for sure at P1 Group: our interns get real-world, on-site, project-specific experience.

When you work at P1 Group, there’s not much copy making and coffee getting. We recently caught up with some of our P1 interns who shared their experiences, adventures and takeaways from the program.

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