Now in its 40th year of operations, M S Benbow & Associates was founded in 1978 by Michael S. Benbow, P.E. with the mission of providing client focused consulting and professional engineering services to industrial, petrochemical, governmental, and private industries. During the ’80s, MSB developed new technologies for its petrochemical clients and quickly established itself as a leading design and engineering firm. The company soon hired new talent to enter different industrial markets with specialized consultant engineering services. Proud of its reputation for being forerunners of technology, the company pioneered the use of computer-aided drafting, design and engineering tools, being the first company in the New Orleans area to use AutoCAD and Intergraph on its projects.
MSB expanded into a larger consulting firm in the ’90s, growing their mechanical, electrical and instrumentation engineering divisions. However, the company remained nimble and service driven, holding firmly to the small firm client-centric ideals that had propelled them to this point. Through its affiliate Benbow Construction Management, MSB successfully bid on and completed large construction projects such as the construction management of a $100 million 600-TPD methanol manufacturing facility. The company also entered the telecommunications industry by starting an engineering group focused on fiber optic, cellular, wireless- and wireline-network technologies.
MSB is regarded as one of the top professional consultant engineering firms in the region and has received numerous accolades and awards over the years. In 2003, the firm received one of only three corporate recognition awards given by The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society. In 2008, MSB received the Best Application of Technology Award from the Louisiana Technical Council and the John Noll Crisp Award For Technical Excellence from the University of New Orleans. In 2010, the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport honored MSB as Passenger Services Partner of the Year. In addition, MSB received the Corporate Partnership Award from American Airlines Center, Center Operating Company.
Today, MSB remains true to its roots, solving complex problems in the specialized areas of electrical, instrumentation and controls, and telecommunications engineering with a meticulous, disciplined focus that results in long-term relationships, trust and loyalty with clients, employees and vendor partners.