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P1 Ford Air Tempering Project: Helicopter Pick and Crane Set Massive Equipment at Kansas City Assembly Plant

When looking at pipe, plumbing, ductwork, conduit, switchgear and everything else that goes into making a facility operate comfortably and safely, it’s easy to forget the end beneficiaries of those items are the people who use that facility every day.

P1 was awarded a design-assist role with Roncelli, Inc. for the air tempering project at the Kansas City Ford Plant in Claycomo, MO. The project will create more regulated temperatures inside the plant, benefiting workers and equipment, especially in summer months.

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What Does Santa Do The Rest of the Year? He Works at P1: Associate Profile on Jack Kobe

Pictured, above: Jack wearing his dad's original Santa suit; Below, left: Jack with son, Logan, who is now a freshman at K-State

There’s something indescribable about the way a child’s face lights up when they see Santa Claus – and P1 Construction Project Manager Jack Kobe has experienced that moment hundreds of times.

Jack is especially busy this time of year, donning his Santa suit and spreading Christmas cheer to churches, events, community organizations, and more.

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P1 Construction Embarks on MEP Ambulatory Surgical Center Project at Saint Luke's

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ONCE AGAIN putting our single-source capabilities to work, P1 has landed the MEP scope of the 113,913-square-foot expansion and renovation of Saint Luke’s East Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Building E.

The project includes both remodel and new construction. The expansion will increase the hospital size by 10 percent, renovating 8 percent.

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Looking Forward: P1 Internship Program Adds Two-Sided Value

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What do P1 Project Manager Brady Kyle and P1 Project Engineer Amelia Mullin have in common? They may not work on the same projects or teams, but they were both once P1 interns that became full-time employees.

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P1 Prepares for Work on $53M Olathe Mental Wellness Campus

Could the “ears” on a Monopoly game piece pose a threat to patients in a mental health facility?

That is just one interesting question addressed during the planning of a new mental health campus in Olathe, KS.

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P1 Corporate Sponsorships: Everyone Wins This Summer

Providing support for local charities, community activities, and events is an integral part of the P1 business plan. We take great pride in investing in our community and the lives of our associates. Each year, P1 offers two $500 sponsorships to P1 associates twice per year (spring and fall). All associates may apply for the sponsorships, which are intended to assist in the financial support of those organizations and activities that are important to our associates and the community.

Spring 2023 had a big surprise! The Executive Team simply couldn’t find one cause more worthy than another, so they made everyone who entered a winner! The following individuals have received $500 for the causes they chose.

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Welcome P1 Summer 2023 Interns!

P1 welcomed the following interns for the summer. Not only will they work with their mentors at various job sites this summer, they will participate in industry-related events with vendors and affiliate organizations like the Mechanical Contractors Association of Kansas City.

And of course, there’s fun on the schedule too, with team building social events throughout the summer.

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P1 Co-Founder Smitty Belcher Named Lawrence Chamber’s Citizen of the Years

P1 CEO Smitty Belcher (L) and Chamber of Lawrence President and CEO Bonnie Lowe

Generosity, humor, kindness and a passion for community success.

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Finding Big Opportunities in Sin City: Associate Profile on P1 Vice President Brad Davis

With all the people P1 Vice President Brad Davis knows in Las Vegas, it might surprise you to learn he grew up in Detroit, Michigan.

But his Vegas future wasn’t far away. When Brad went into the U.S. Air Force after high school, he was stationed in Las Vegas with the occupation of plumbing specialist.

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GO BIG or Go Home: Semi Truck Day Cab Adds Transport Efficiency

Fleet Adds Semi Truck DayCab for Sheet Metal Transport

When it comes to sheet metal fabrication, things can get pretty big - and transporting large items requires big trailers and big cargo space.

So P1 went “big” with the addition of a new Semi Truck DayCab.

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Talent and Tenacity: Project, Personnel, and Revenue Growth Propels P1 Millwrights into a New Era

It seems like just yesterday we wrote this article about the Millwright Division of P1 Construction in 2018.

And the Millwrights have come a long way, baby - with impressive project, personnel, and revenue growth.

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Turning New Territory into New Opportunity: Associate Spotlight on P1's Robert Bruegman

P1 Operations Manager Robert Bruegman grew up in Bloomfield, NE, with a family of farmers. And even though farming continued to run in the family for some of his siblings, Robert always enjoyed the art of “tinkering” with things.

While still in Bloomfield, he worked as a full-time diesel mechanic and part-time apprentice electrician. After getting married, Robert and his wife moved to Lincoln, NE, for a change of pace. It was there he worked for dirt contractor running heavy equipment.

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Dedication to Lifelong Pursuits: Associate Profile on Chris Champagne

 

Pictured above, L to R: daughter, Kaitlyn; wife, Carolyn; Chris; and son, Collin      

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Planning for the Future, Today: P1 Group Welcomes Summer Interns

Pictured, Top Row from Left: Joshua Farnan, Building Technologies Intern; Aaron Martin, Mechanical Intern; Lake Williams, Summer Fleet Assistant; Logan Alexander, Electrical Intern
Bottom Row from Left: Thomas O'Connor, Mechanical Intern; Matthew Harding, Mechanical Intern; Jacob Mendez, Mechanical Intern
Not Pictured: Carson Lutz, Construction Intern

Finding and retaining talented employees is an ongoing challenge for any organization, especially in this current precarious job market. The need to grow a talent base has become even more necessary, and the P1 internship program is helping address some of these needs for the immediate future and beyond.

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Making the Cooler…COOLER. P1 Group's James Daugherty Explores the Entrepreneurial Spirit with AMPD

It’s no surprise Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) Sheet Metal Specialist James Daugherty built a better way to enjoy cold beverages.

His skill for building things and curiosity about how things work not only led him down an entrepreneurial path, it also helped him find his career at P1.

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Stratus Fabrication Management Software Dramatically Improves Efficiency

In just the past few years, P1 Fabrication has come a long way. From increases in volume and manpower hours to the sheer size and complexity of the project we now fabricate, the increase of time and labor has been significant.

It’s a good place to be, but in order to ensure we are able to smoothly meet these demands, an enhancement to our processes was needed.

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