Leo L. Holzenthal, Jr., P.E., Named to Core Element Board of Directors

Nonprofit Supports Educational Curricula to Inspire Interest in STEM Fields

METAIRIE, La.—March 7, 2019—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) President Leo Holzenthal, Jr., P.E., has been elected to the board of directors of Core Element, a non-profit dedicated to promoting quality teaching in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) in the Greater New Orleans Region.

Holzenthal has more than 30 years of experience in Power, Control Systems and Telecommunications Engineering and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations at the engineering consultancy, which operates two offices in Greater New Orleans area, Houston and Dallas with more than 100 employees. Holzenthal is an adjunct professor at the University of New Orleans College of Engineering. He earned the 2015 James M. Todd Technological Accomplishment Award from the Louisiana Engineering Society. Continue reading

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M S Benbow, Aruba Networks Complete Liberty University Stadium Wi-Fi Expansion

METAIRIE, La.—Jan. 2, 2019—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) and Aruba Networks have completed a Wi-Fi upgrade and expansion project at Liberty University, the largest university in Virginia. The Wi-Fi expansion provides increased Wi-Fi capacity and more reliable, robust coverage at Williams Stadium, which hosts the newest NCAA Division 1 (D-1) football team, the Liberty Flame.

The recently renovated stadium saw more than 10,000 unique devices connecting to the network and consuming nearly 1 terabyte of data during Liberty Flame’s first home game of the season.

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M S Benbow & Associates Gives Back to Community this Holiday Season

Company sponsors Special Olympics fundraiser, conducts food, toy drive

METAIRIE, La.—Dec. 17, 2018—Engineering consultancy M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) is spreading holiday cheer with a variety of philanthropic efforts benefiting groups that aim to improve the Greater New Orleans community over the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Each year MSB contributes to charitable initiatives at the holidays, including a Thanksgiving drive, Christmas toy drive, Special Olympics of Louisiana fundraiser, as well as the United Way Annual Giving Campaign. Continue reading

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MSB Team Participates in United Way of St. Charles Parish Cook-Off

Jambalaya, Gumbo Recipes Compete in Battle for the Paddle

METAIRIE, LA. — October 16, 2018— M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) returned for the third-consecutive year to compete in the 2018 Battle for the Paddle Jambalaya and Gumbo Cook-Off benefiting the United Way of St. Charles Parish.

The MSB team faced off against 155 other family, business and industry teams competing for the titles of “Best Jambalaya” and “Best Gumbo” during the 17th-annual charity cook-off. All of the food prepared during the event was served to community members of the Dufresne Community Center.

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MSB Executive Completes Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses Program

Director of Operations & HR Kelly Huben Graduates GS10KSB Cohort 20

METAIRIE, LA. — October 15, 2018—Kelly Huben, M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) Director of Operations & Human Resources, recently completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (GS10KSB) program, a business and management curriculum launched to help entrepreneurs across the United States grow their businesses and create jobs. Huben participated in Cohort 20 of the GS10KSB Program operated at Delgado Community College on behalf of MSB, which is featured on the list of Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies.

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M S Benbow & Associates ranks in Inc. 5000

METAIRIE, LA. — October 12, 2018—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) has been honored as among the Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the country by Inc. magazine. The Inc. 5000 list is a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs.

Recognized among Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and U.S. Small Business Administration 2018 Louisiana Small Business Award winners with the Most Outstanding Business Growth Award, MSB is one 33 Louisiana companies included on the Inc. 5000 list. A professional engineering services company specializing in the fields of power, telecommunication, technology, and instrumentation and controls systems[a], MSB ranked No. 4,533 on the 2018 list with 104 employees and three-year sales growth of 72 percent. Continue reading

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M S Benbow Participates in YouthForce NOLA STEM Intern Program

Partnership introduces New Orleans students to STEM careers

METAIRIE, LA. — (July 24, 2018)— M S Benbow & Associates(MSB) is proud to partner with YouthForce NOLA Internship Program (YFI), a program which aims to help youth make connections and acquire long-term employment opportunities with local companies in STEM fields. Under the program, MSB has hired a New Orleans high school student for a summer internship at the multi-discipline engineering consultancy.

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New Orleans to Host Petroleum and Chemical Industry PCIC Conference

Premier Conference of Electrical, Electronics Engineers in Petroleum & Chemical Industry Returns

NEW ORLEANS–(July 17, 2018)–The Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC), a part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Industry Application Society (IAS), will return to New Orleans for its annual conference in 2023. The 70th edition of the PCIC Conference is being held Sept. 11 to 14, 2023 at the New Orleans Marriott. The conference was previously held in the Big Easy in 2012, 2002 and 1961. Continue reading

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M S Benbow Earns Two ISTC Safety Achievement Awards

METAIRIE, La.–(June 27, 2018)–M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) was recognized for the fourth-consecutive year with two International Safety Training Council (ISTC) Safety Achievement Awards during the council’s 22nd annual Safety Excellence Training Award Banquet in Beaumont, Texas. MSB received a Safety Achievement Award for Years Worked for achieving nine years worked without an OSHA lost workday incident and a Safety Achievement Award for Sustained Achievement for sustaining a “zero” incidence rate for the fourth consecutive year. Continue reading

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MSB Engineers Pimlico Race Course Wi-Fi Expansion in Time for Preakness

METAIRIE, La.–(May 31, 2018)–M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) and Aruba Networks have completed the installation of a Wi-Fi upgrade and expansion project at Pimlico Race Course that increases network capacity tenfold just in time for the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes, which drew more than 134,000 people. With the network upgrade, guests are able to comfortably surf the web, engage in social media or view video from their mobile device. Continue reading

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