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P1 Group’s Quick Response Helps Customer in Wake of Disaster

P1 Group’s Quick Response Helps Customer in Wake of Disaster

On an October morning in 2019, P1 Group received an urgent call from the owners of the I-44 Cold Storage in Springfield Mo. I-44 cold storage is a storage facility for restaurant supply and custom cold storage that houses a 10,000 sq. foot freezer, 10,000 sq. foot cooler space, and 30,000 sq. foot of dry storage space.  

During the night, winds of up to 90 mph had whipped through the area and caused significant damage to the building. The roof of the cooler and part of the freezer were completely blown off, including the majority of the ammonia piping, causing a considerable amount of ammonia leakage.

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Connecting with Customers: P1 Partners Tour Fabrication Shops and More

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Thanks to the leadership of P1 Group Business Development Manager Tim Moore, P1 Group has been doing a lot more entertaining.

Tim has been instrumental in organizing events like P1 Fun@4 and fabrication shop tours that allow customers, prospects, and partners a chance to get to know us better.

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P1 Group Productivity Committee Improves Efficiency and Outcomes

P1 Group Productivity Committee Improves Efficiency and Outcomes

What happens when fabrication, project managers, VDC, manpower, and field experts in multiple trades get together on a committee?

We do things better.

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Solving the Puzzle: P1 Group Associate Spotlight on Vanessa Taylor

Solving the Puzzle: P1 Group Associate Spotlight on Vanessa Taylor

You may not realize how much of what you learn, and the daily resources you use as a P1 Group associate come from Vanessa Taylor, IT Special Projects.

Most of us have touched base with Vanessa at some point with an IT issue or task, and solving our various conundrums is exactly why Vanessa chose a career in IT.

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital Sterile Processing Addition

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One of the most common challenges P1 Group faces on the job is working around unforeseeable conditions, such as weather or busy facilities that can’t be shut down for construction. In many instances, our field teams have to think quick to come up with rescheduling solutions and demonstrate extreme care working around staff and facility users, sometimes in critical environments.

Such was the case with the recent 8,000 sq. ft. sterile processing addition to Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH).

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Project Engineer Vince Bailey Leads Science City HVAC Project

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The January weather is cold and the Science at Play outdoor exhibit at Science City stands empty most days, but inside, preparations are being made to open two new exhibits, Creative Corner and Let’s Play.

Union Station in Kansas City is a celebrated historical landmark and home of the internationally awarded Science City.

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CurrentSAFE Brings New Approach to P1 Group Electrical Preventative Maintenance

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Above, right: P1 Group’s EPM team graduates from CurrentSAFE training in Youngstown, OH. Pictured, from left: Kiley Taylor, CurrentSAFE NFPA70E Instructor; Jeff Gardner, EPM Manager; Clint Hines, EPM Technician; Branner Gordon, EPM Technician; Derek Baldomino, EPM Technician; Daniel Farnan, General Manager; Sean Samson, CurrentSAFE Vice President of Dealer Development; Kevin Dickey, CurrentSAFE President

When your values line up, it makes certain business decisions easier.

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Kansas Association of School Boards Facilities Improvement Project

Kansas Association of School Boards Facilities Improvement Project
KASB Project Exemplifies P1 Group’s Facility Solutions Capabilities

P1 Group has been a prestigious partner with the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) for the past four years, providing facility master planning and solutions to Kansas K-12 school districts. When the Association was ready to renovate their own Topeka, KS, facility, it only made sense that P1 Group should put those capabilities to work for KASB.

That’s what the Performance Solutions team of Senior Development Engineer Tim Mense, Vice President Rusty Roderick, and Project Development Manager Bill Frede, set out to do in 2016 when they began the planning process, analyzing the overall efficiency of KASB’s unique facility, which is several decades old.

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Unusual Bond Brings Electrical and Low Voltage Experts to P1 Group

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P1 Group isn’t the only group that embodies “The Expertise of Many, The Power of One.” P1 recently welcomed a group of 16 electrical and low-voltage technicians who have worked together for decades, putting aside rank, varying expertise, and barriers to work together as one.

Sound unusual? It is.

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Making the Most of a Great Opportunity: Associate Spotlight on Jeremy Alexander

Making the Most of a Great Opportunity: Associate Spotlight on Jeremy Alexander

The successful man was out and on the job long before opportunity came a-knocking. And this same opportunity is often disguised as hard work." ~anonymous

Service Technician Jeremy Alexander is no stranger to hard work. As a teenager, he started working for his dad’s company pouring concrete and eventually moved on to remodeling homes.  Although it provided steady income, there were no benefits and when he found out he had a daughter on the way, he knew he needed to find something better to support his family. 

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P1 Group Architectural Metal Team Creates Conversation Piece for Lenexa Headquarters

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A multi-dimensional flag appears to ripple right off the wall at P1 Group’s Lenexa headquarters. The piece was created by our own Architectural Metal Division at the 32,800 sq. ft. Architectural Metal shop in Kansas City, MO.

The flag was unveiled at P1 Group's 100th Anniversary Celebration in September.

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P1 University Helps New Project Managers Become Successful Faster

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Personal Training Builds Career Muscles

While trial by fire can be a good way to learn, no one likes the anxiety that comes with a brand new job, project deadlines, and all new software and systems to learn.

That’s where P1 University comes in. P1 Group goes above and beyond to train new project managers so they get up-to-speed about the company and their job function as soon as possible.

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P1 Group Celebrates 100 Years with a Close Friend

P1 Group Celebrates 100 Years with a Close Friend

P1 Group happens to share our 100th birthday with an integral component of our industry: the hard hat. One of the earliest pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE), the hard hat paved the way for the safety innovations companies like P1 Group pursue every day.

Where did the hard hat come from? The very ­first hard hat was inspired by the helmets worn by WWI soldiers, which protected them from the hail of bullets.

One of those soldiers was Lt. Edward Wheatley Bullard. Impressed by the effectiveness of the helmets, he invented the ­first commercially available industrial hard hat, called the Hard Boiled Hat®, initially designed for miners who were subjected to falling rock or tools dropped by workers higher up.

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P1 Group Earns OMI Award for New Garmin Warehouse Work

P1 Group Earns OMI Award for New Garmin Warehouse Work

Pictured, LEFTTom Axtell/MCAKC; Kollin Knox, P1 Group; Chuck Tarpley, Local 8  RIGHTDavid Mallicoat, Garmin; John Ogden, P1 Group; Kelly Rauckman, Garmin; Jason Quattlebaum, P1 Group  CENTER: Images from the Garmin warehouse during construction

Every two years, the Mechanical Contractors Association of Kansas City recognizes Outstanding Mechanical Installations from the Metro. This year, P1 Group and Garmin earned the OMI award for their new warehouse facility – building 5 in the “plumbing over $2 million” category.

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Becoming Number One at Number Two: Associate Spotlight on Dave Rollo

Becoming Number One at Number Two: Associate Spotlight on Dave Rollo

 

Before P1 Group Plumbing Service Manager Dave Rollo was lured into the illustrious world of plumbing, he wanted to fly jets. When he finished high school, he headed off to college to become a jet pilot, but after a year of college, his long distance relationship took a toll and he chose marriage over flying.

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Working Families' Friend Provides Life-Changing Assistance

Working Families' Friend Provides Life-Changing Assistance

The friend you didn't know you had: WFF President Joan Putthoff; Vice President Niki Montgomery; Director of Development Connie Mann

Ryan was emotional with gratitude when he called Working Families’ Friend (WFF) to say “thank you.” Ryan was a successful carpenter. He had always been able to provide for himself and his family. But when a tragic accident claimed his leg, life got complicated. Multiple medical bills and an expensive prosthetic leg were making things worse. When physical challenges cut his job hours and he was on the brink of losing his insurance, Ryan knew he couldn’t do this by himself.

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Lucky Dogs: P1 Group Provides Critical Mechanical Construction for Lawrence Humane Society

Lucky Dogs: P1 Group Provides Critical Mechanical Construction for Lawrence Humane Society

Cats and dogs alike at the brand new $7.5 million Lawrence Humane Society facility are enjoying nicer, larger spaces thanks to the building’s modern additions and renovations.

The new building not only houses space for the animals, there are multiple meet-and-greet spaces for their human friends to visit with them and hopefully take them to a forever home.

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Project Profile: National Weather Service HVAC Replacement

Project Profile: National Weather Service HVAC Replacement

Teamwork and Pre-planning instrumental in meeting tight deadlines

The National Weather Service, Central Region Headquarters, is the NWS Training Center and also houses several National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) offices. Training is one of the main functions of this facility, but they also provide weather forecasting, severe weather alerts, and climate monitoring. With so much at stake, having up-to-date mechanical systems is crucial.

When the HVAC systems in the building were on the brink of going out of warranty and would no longer be up to standards to house a government tenant, building owner Cushman and Wakfield had to do something fast to keep the building "government-tenant" compliant.

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P1 Group Does That: The Power of Single-Source Capability

P1 Group Does That: The Power of Single-Source Capability
“I didn’t know P1 Group did that!”

Being a single-source Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) provider is P1 Group’s critical differentiator. It’s what sets us apart from competition and gives us the edge in providing enhanced capabilities and more benefits to our customers.

MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTION
Pipe, plumbing, sheet metal, controls

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P1 Group Summer Interns Are in the House!

P1 Group Summer Interns Are in the House!

Join us in welcoming the P1 Group summer interns! They come from a variety of backgrounds with diverse educational interests and we look forward to having them around our offices and jobsites. This year's interns represent Ottowa University, Kansas State University, University of Kansas, University of Missouri, Washburn University, Tabor College and others.

We can't wait to see what they learn - and what they can teach us.

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