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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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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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P1 Group Solves Facility Maintenance Challenges at Paola High School

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P1 Group Performance Solutions Team Goes to the Head of the Class

When a vendor working with Paola USD 368 discovered sludge and other performance issues with the high school’s 30-year-old hydronic piping system, he thought P1’s Performance Solutions group might be just the team for the job.

As a prestigious partner with the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB), P1 Group already had a relationship with Paola superintendent Matt Meeks. P1 Group connected with Matt during KASB BOLD, an educational program for new superintendents for which P1 Group provided training in our Lenexa Training Facility.

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P1 Group Las Vegas Corners Restaurant and Bar Business

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Photos 1 and 3 courtesy of Park MGM Las Vegas

You can’t go to Vegas without an extensive array of specialty restaurants and bars at every turn and P1 Group’s Las Vegas office is a major player in their construction and remodel.

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LMH Honors P1 Group with Prestigious Elizabeth Watkins Award

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Pictured above (from left): Lorrie Belcher, Gloria Keating, Donna Belcher, Bruce Belcher, Meghan Scott, Todd Mihalchik, Sonja Raye, Mitch Campbell.

On February 28 at Maceli’s in Lawrence, Kan., the Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) Health Foundation bestowed one of their highest awards upon P1 Group.

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Lawrence Office Gets a Remodel

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The P1 Group Lawrence office is a big part of our history and our future. But the office space at the 220,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility was due for an upgrade. 

When P1 Group’s Lawrence office relocated to the current building 13 years ago, it was spacious, but in need of a major remodel to be functional for our needs.Offices were built in what was once warehouse space, new carpet was installed and fresh paint went on the walls.

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The Best Training Builds Better Talent

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P1 Group Hosts Great Plains NEBB Technicians for TAB Training

We’re proud of the P1 Group Training Facility at our Lenexa headquarters for good reason. It is both unique to P1 Group and useful to our professional community.

Our Training Facility is a resource that goes beyond keeping our own service technicians relevant and knowledgeable. It also provides educational opportunities to industry colleagues and partners.

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Kindred Bio Expansion Showcases Capabilities

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P1 Group’s Kindred Biosciences Production Expansion project was born from customer relationship building and a solid example of P1 teamwork across many trades and services.

KindredBio, a pet biopharmaceutical company based in San Francisco, took over an older pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Elmwood, KS, and will soon manufacture drugs there for companion animals like cats, dogs and horses.

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Experts in Technologies: P1 Group’s Mike Griffith Earns BICSI RCDD Certification

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Building Technologies Foreman Mike Griffith recently earned the Building Industry Consulting Service International Registered Communications Distribution Designer (BICSI RCDD) certification, adding even more technical expertise to P1 Group’s robust Technologies division.

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Serving Customers through War and Peace: A Proud Kansas City History

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In celebration of our 100-year anniversary, we've been going through the family albums (so to speak).

P1 Group’s founding company, A.D. Jacobson, began in 1919 and survived a lot during times of war, peace and even disaster. We found some of their remarkable stories in a promotional brochure published in 1954.

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Beyond Monopoly: Julie M. Plays Board Games Like a Pro

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In the world of gamers, there are many who prefer to play board games, with thousands gathering at tabletop game conventions where they can meet game creators and play role, strategy or card games (to name a few) and watch live demonstrations.    

P1 Accounting Clerk Julie Metzler has been demonstrating games for Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG) at two large board game conventions each year for 18 years.    

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Building Better Lives: Las Vegas Office Donates Resources to Veteran’s Cause

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Pictured, above: Army Staff Sergeant Jared Stacey and family; the Stacey family sees their new home for the first time. 

Building Homes for Heroes is a national organization that recognizes those who serve in the United States Armed Forces by supporting the needs of severely wounded or disabled soldiers and their families. The organization strives to build or renovate quality homes and donate them, mortgage-free, to injured veterans nationwide.    

Recently, the P1 Group Las Vegas office was invited to donate goods and services to help with the building of a home for Army Staff Sergeant Jared Stacey.    

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P1 Kids Make Safety Fun with Calendar Art

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Safety has never been more colorful thanks to the first annual P1 Group Safety Calendar, a new idea this year from our Safety Department.    

In August, Safety Coordinator Cheri Totta put out the call for artwork from the youngest members of our P1 family.  

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P1 Group Exceeds National Averages through Staunch Commitment to Safety

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Making sure conditions are safe for the 900+ people working at P1 Group jobsites on any given day is a huge task, but in a company where safety is the highest priority, no one takes shortcuts.    

Like any organization of this type, P1 Group is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to keep records of the number of recordable incidents, which include the number of injuries on the job and the number of lost or restricted workdays from injuries.

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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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