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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MSB Receives Contractor Safety Excellence Award at Shell Norco

Engineering consultancy’s safety culture recognized for 7th consecutive year

NORCO, La.—(May 10, 2018)—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) received the 2018 Contractor Safety Excellence Award from the Shell Norco facility for the 7th consecutive year. MSB received the recognition and award for its commitment to safety by one of the industry’s biggest petrochemical refiners.

The award aims to promote and build a strong safety culture at the facility by recognizing and celebrating great safety performance. The Shell Contractor Safety Award recognizes the outstanding safety engineering and workforce safety performance of the multi-discipline engineering consultancy’s workforce. MSB provides engineering and technical support services at the Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex in St. Charles Parish. Continue reading

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MSB Receives Louisiana Small Business Award for Outstanding Growth

Engineering Consultancy Recognized by LED and U.S. Small Business Administration

BATON ROUGE, La.—(May 3, 2018)—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) was recognized among Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and U.S. Small Business Administration 2018 Louisiana Small Business Award winners during an event honoring small business leaders’ contributions to Louisiana’s economy. A multi-discipline, integrated engineering consultancy based in Metairie, MSB received the 2018 Most Outstanding Business Growth Award.

“We truly appreciate the support of LED in achieving our growth goals. MSB has benefited directly from the resources and tools overseen by LED that have contributed to our ongoing success,” said MSB President Leo L. Holzenthal, Jr., P.E.

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Fire Code Requirements for Public Safety Radio In-Building Coverage Seminar

Session outlines emergency responder radio coverage requirements

METAIRIE, La.–(March 29, 2018)–M S Benbow & Associates and Anixter, Inc., will present a seminar on “Fire Code Requirements for Public Safety Radio In-building Coverage” to provide insight into national and local in-building public safety radio design requirements for systems that provide wireless service for first responders.

The presentation takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thurs., April 12 at IP Casino Resort & Spa, 350 Bayview Ave., Biloxi, Miss. Continue reading

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MSB Engineers Mentor Regional FIRST Robotics Competition Team

METAIRIE, La.–(March 26, 2018)–M S Benbow & Associates engineers served as mentors for a robotics team competing in the 27th-annual FIRST Robotics Competition Bayou Regional, a high school regional event of teams from Louisiana and Mississippi taking place March 23-24 at the Pontchartrain Center.

The FIRST Robotics Competition is a nationwide competition that teams professionals and young people to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. The program, called FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), is designed to engage students in “real world engineering” and discovery while also providing experience with project management, deductive reasoning, business planning, public speaking and working together as a team. Continue reading

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M S Benbow & Associates Announces Milestone Anniversary: 40 Years

Gulf South firm celebrates 40th anniversary, continued growth in multi-discipline engineering consulting

NEW ORLEANS—(March 1, 2018)—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB), a leading design and engineering firm serving the industrial, government, institutional and energy sectors, is celebrating 40 years of continued growth as a privately owned professional engineering corporation in 2018.

MSB was founded in 1978 by Michael S. Benbow, P.E., with the mission to provide engineering, technical and project support services for the Gulf South’s growing oil and gas industry. Since that time the company has continued to broaden its capabilities and extend its reach to a wide array of industries. MSB expanded into a larger consulting firm in the ’90s, growing their electrical and instrumentation divisions, and in the early 2000’s entering the telecommunications and technology field focused on fiber optic, cellular, wireless and wireline-network technologies. Continue reading

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MSB Participates in GNO Science & Engineering Fair (GNOSEF)

NEW ORLEANS一(March 2, 2018)一Engineering consultancy M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) took part in the 62nd-annual Greater New Orleans Science & Engineering Fair (GNOSEF) at Tulane University, sponsoring the Senior Division investigative projects category in the field of Electrical Engineering.

The GNOSEF hosted 350 students in the Region IX parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines. Entrants fall into two divisions: the Junior Division, comprised of 6th- through 8th-grade students, and the Senior Division, comprised of students in grades 9-12. Continue reading

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