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.

“It’s fantastic seeing the community come together for a great cause,” said MSB Battle for the Paddle Cook-Off Team Captain Jeff Cancienne, MSB Business Development Account Manager. “Supporting the United Way makes a real difference in the community of St. Charles Parish. We’ll be back again next year to bring home the winning paddle!”

Battle for the Paddle

The Battle for the Paddle is held each fall to heighten awareness for the annual United Way Giving Campaign.

“Whether donating money, giving their time as volunteers or contributing to local non-profit organizations, MSB team members are making a real difference by partnering with nonprofits and working with the United Way to be a positive influence on the community,” said MSB President Leo L. Holzenthal, Jr., P.E.

Based in Metairie, La., MSB has four locations in Louisiana and Texas and more than 100 associates delivering integrated engineering services serving the industrial, government, institutional and energy sectors. MSB employees participate each year in the United Way’s annual workplace giving campaign and in 2017 contributed nearly $20,000 combined to support United Way programs serving the Greater New Orleans, Houston and Dallas communities.

MSB team members are engaged with a variety of charitable organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, and Special Olympics, along with several workforce development and regional economic development associations. Leaders in their professions, MSB engineering and support staff are involved in various STEM-based events, including the Greater New Orleans Science & Engineering Fair (GNOSEF), the FIRST Robotics Competition Bayou Regional and the YouthForce NOLA STEM Internship Program.

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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