M S Benbow Recognized as LED Growth Leader Finalist

LED honors small businesses’ impact on Louisiana economy

METAIRIE, LA. — April 4, 2019—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) was recognized as a 2019 Growth Leader Finalist during the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Spotlight Louisiana event recognizing small business belonging to the LED Growth Network.

Michael Olivier, CEO of Louisiana’s Committee of 100 for Economic Development, presented companies with Louisiana Small Business Awards and honored 10 companies as the inaugural class of Louisiana Growth Leaders.

MSB became a 2018 Louisiana Small Business Award winner and recipient of the Most Outstanding Business Growth Award during last year’s Spotlight Louisiana.

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LED Asst. Dir. of Small Business Services Christopher Cassagne (left); MSB Telecom & Technology Dir. Kenneth W. Wright, P.E.; MSB Operations and HR Dir. Kelly Huben; and MSB President Leo L. Holzenthal, Jr., P.E.

MSB participated in the LED’s innovative Economic Gardening Initiative, which helps accelerate business growth by providing customized core business strategies, market research and qualified sales leads to gain new markets in other states.

The LED Growth Network represents more than 13,000 full-time employees and over $2.7 billion in annual gross revenues. The companies in the LED Growth Network are second-stage companies that are innovative, employ a high volume of people, and are more likely to export products out of state and bring in new wealth into the state. Check out the Louisiana Growth Leaders publication to learn more about the finalists.

The Small Business Award program recognizes top performers in a broad range of categories and coincides with National Small Business Week, which celebrates the vital role of small businesses in contributing to vibrant communities. Small businesses account for more than 97 percent of all employers in Louisiana.

A leading design and engineering firm serving the industrial, government, institutional and energy sectors, MSB celebrated 40 years of continued growth as a privately owned professional engineering corporation in 2018. With four locations in Louisiana and Texas and more than 100 associates, MSB delivers integrated, turnkey engineering services for complex engineering projects from California to the Northeastern United States. MSB engineers are registered in over 30 states and are consistently recognized for technical ability, leadership in industry organizations and regional excellence.

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LED Asst. Dir. of Small Business Services Christopher Cassagne and MSB President Leo L. Holzenthal, Jr., P.E.

About M S Benbow & Associates

A multi-discipline, integrated engineering consultancy, M S Benbow & Associates is regarded as one of the top professional engineering firms in the region serving some of the most notable refineries, airports, convention centers, campuses, and large public venues in the United States. With professional registrations in over 30 states and offices in Metairie, Mandeville, Houston and Dallas, MSB provides expertise in Electrical Power Systems, Instrumentation & Controls, Telecommunications & Technology, and Drafting & Design with end-to-end project management services. MSB provides a wide range of engineering services including feasibility studies, front-end engineering design, detailed design packages, site acceptance testing, startup/commissioning services and specialty installation services.

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