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


M S Benbow & Associates Names Project Controls Manager

New Orleans-based engineering consultancy promotes Scott Stewart, PMP, CSSBB

METAIRIE, La.−(February 19, 2018)−Scott N. Stewart, PMP, CSSBB, has been promoted to Project Controls Department Manager for New Orleans-based engineering consultancy M S Benbow & Associates. The position is dedicated to streamlining project planning, development and implementation for one of the Gulf South’s most versatile multi-discipline engineering corporations.

Stewart, who has over 15 years of major technical project, program and operations management experience, joined MSB in 2016 as Portfolio Manager and Senior Project Manager for electrical engineering projects.

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Civil & Structural Engineer

MSB seeks Civil & Structural Engineer. Duties include scoping the civil and structural portions of projects in conjunction with the project and/or department manager(s) and managing the civil and structural portions of project budget, schedule, and quality. Typical civil engineering duties include designing site development including grading, roadways, drainage, utilities, and erosion control, developing horizontal and vertical alignments, profiles, cross sections, and performing earthwork calculations. Designing equipment foundations, such as radio towers, buildings, transformers, steel supports and developing and checking plan details with civil and structural designers is expected. Engineer will prepare design calculations, drawings, specifications, design analysis and construction cost estimates, develop construction documents, special exhibits and specifications for use during construction.

Typical duties for the MSB Civil & Structural Engineer include designing load-bearing structures or structural elements, such as building and cable tray supports, and pipe racks, developing and checking plan details with structural designers and preparing design calculations, drawings, specifications, design analysis and construction cost estimates. The engineer will develop drawings or specifications for use during construction and ensures all projects comply with applicable codes and regulations and perform construction related services including shop drawing reviews, “requests for information” (RFI) responses and construction support/observance.

The desired Civil & Structural Engineer candidate will have 8+ years of experience as an engineer in the petrochemical/refinery industry. Candidate should have a comprehensive understanding of civil and structural engineering principles, theories and industry standards including AISC, ACI, local building codes and federal standards. Ability to work independently and within a team environment to coordinate the application of civil and structural engineering principles. Minimum of bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, structural engineering or related discipline with Professional Engineer license in Louisiana and Texas.


M S Benbow & Associates announces promotions

Dean Ruiz Named Director of Engineering, Paul St. Pierre Named Electrical Engineering Department Manager

Metairie, LA—May 12, 2016—One of the Gulf South’s most respected and versatile multi-discipline engineering corporations, M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) announces two promotions as well as an organizational change to support the 37-year-old professional engineering corporation’s continued growth.

Dean C. Ruiz, PE, is being promoted to the position of MSB Director of Engineering. Ruiz will report directly to MSB President Leo Holzenthal, Jr., PE, who previously led the company’s engineering departments as Engineering Manager as well as serving as company President. Paul St. Pierre will assume Ruiz’s former position as Electrical Engineering Department Manager.  Continue reading


International Safety Training Council Awards MS Benbow for Sustained Performance

HOUSTON—April 23, 2016—M S Benbow & Associates was recognized by the International Safety Training Council (ISTC)  for sustained performance in achieving a zero recordable incident rate for three years.  The professional engineering corporation, which has offices in Houston and provides engineering services to major sports venues, airports, oil & gas and petrochemical facilities throughout Texas and the Gulf South, achieved one or more years without a lost workday case due to a workplace accident or injury. Continue reading


M S Benbow Exceeds United Way Campaign Goal by 24%

METAIRIE, LA—Dec. 10, 2015—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) raised more than $15,000 for the United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s annual giving campaign to support causes and organization serving the community. This year’s giving campaign surpassed the goal set for the professional engineering firm by 24 percent. Continue reading


MSB Recognized for 35 years of Operations in Jefferson Parish


METAIRIE, LA—July 30, 2013—Professional engineering corporation M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) was recognized by the Jefferson Parish Council on the occasion of its 35th anniversary of providing multi-discipline engineering and consulting services in the Gulf South Region. Continue reading