MSB Engineers Serve as Judges for First Lego League Robotics State Championship

60 Teams Compete in Head-to-Head Robotics Competition Supporting STEM Education

METAIRIE, LA. —(March 24, 2020)— M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) engineers and technical staff volunteered as judges for the Louisiana FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Robotics State Championship (RSC). MSB’s staff interviewed and observed teams of middle school students competing in the robotics tournament, which took place Jan. 18 at Jesuit High School in New Orleans.

FLL offers an opportunity for students aged 9-14 to design, build and compete with a robot constructed of LEGOs and to investigate a challenge associated with the annual competition theme. The 2019/2020 FLL City Shaper challenge focused on creating innovative solutions to help cities and towns shape an optimal future using our environment and modern-day tools and technology.

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MSB Named to University of New Orleans’ UNO 25 2020 Class Recognizing Alumni

UNO 25 Highlights Influence of Graduates Leading Respected Organizations in GNO

METAIRIE—(Jan. 16, 2020)—M S Benbow & Associates is proud to announce it has been named to the University of New Orleans’ 2020 class of the UNO 25, an initiative recognizing 25 high-impact businesses that are owned or led by University of New Orleans alumni. More than half of UNO’s 75,000 alumni, many of whom are innovators and leaders in their fields, live in the Greater New Orleans region. Continue reading

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M S Benbow & Associates surpasses United Way 2019 Campaign Goal

METAIRIE, LA. —(Jan. 2, 2020)— M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) surpassed its 2019 Employee Giving goal supporting the United Way of Southeast Louisiana (United Way SELA), achieving a $20,000 commitment to the organization’s fundraising campaign. The check represents the contributions of MSB’s employees in its Metairie and Mandeville offices and a matching gift amount from MSB. Continue reading

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MSB’s Food and Toy Drive Brings Comfort to Local Families at Holidays

Thanksgiving Meals and Holiday Gifts Deliver Cheer to Families in Need

METAIRIE — (Dec. 31, 2019) — M S Benbow & Associates employees came together to deliver holiday joy to New Orleans families in need, adopting families to receive the bounty of the engineering consultancy’s Thanksgiving food drive and Christmas toy drive.

MSB collected items to deliver a full Thanksgiving meal to six families who are clients of Travelers Aid Society New Orleans, a nonprofit committed to helping homeless or stranded families and individuals regain a self-sufficient lifestyle. Employees provided donations, which included turkeys, stuffing, side dishes, desserts, gift cards, and cooking and serving supplies. Continue reading

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MSB Team Wins 1st Place in Charity Cook Off at Chalmette Refining – PBF Energy

Battle for the Paddle Jambalaya Cook Off Benefits United Way of Southeast Louisiana (SELA)

CHALMETTE, LA. —(Dec. 13, 2019)—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) team members took home the championship paddle during a charity cook off at Chalmette Refining – PBF Energy benefiting the United Way of Southeast Louisiana (SELA). Team MSB was declared the winner during the 10th-annual Battle for the Paddle jambalaya cook off against more than 15 teams made up of contractors and employees at the facility.

“Seeing fellow colleagues participate in the community and witnessing the comradery with Chalmette Refining – PBF Energy employees and contractors is awesome to experience,” said cook off Captain Jeff Cancienne, MSB Business Development Account Manager. Continue reading

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MSB Presents Tech Talk During Premier Energy Conference & Expo, LAGCOE 2019

Wireless Tank Gauging Tech Talk Offered During Showcase of Oil & Gas Innovations

METAIRIE, LA.—Dec. 3, 2019—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) engineering experts gave a technology talk on “Reliable Performance Through Wireless Tank Gauging” during LAGCOE, a biennial conference of the onshore and offshore oil/gas exploration and production industry. Presented by the nonprofit energy industry organization Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition, LAGCOE is one of the world’s premiere oil and gas expositions featuring innovative equipment, services, technology, and presentations from worldwide leaders. The 2019 expo was the first show held in New Orleans since its founding in Lafayette 64 years ago, and the city also is scheduled to host LAGCOE 2021. Continue reading

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MSB Teams with Bienville Capital to Pitch in to Fight Hunger

Employees Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank’s Harahan facility

METAIRIE, LA. — (November 26, 2019) — M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) employees teamed with Bienville Capital in volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank to help fight hunger in Southeast Louisiana. The volunteer group worked in Second Harvest’s Harahan-area facility to help package retailer food donations for distribution to families in need.

“Hunger impacts every parish, every community, and every zip code across South Louisiana,” MSB President Leo L. Holzenthal, Jr., P.E. said. “Particularly at the holidays, we’re grateful to have the opportunity to work with Second Harvest, which does so much for the less fortunate in Louisiana, to help make a difference in our community.” Continue reading

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

METAIRIE, LA. — (October 23, 2019)— M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) returned for the fourth consecutive year to compete in the 2019 Battle for the Paddle Jambalaya and Gumbo Cook-Off benefiting the United Way of St. Charles Parish. The Battle for the Paddle is held each fall to kick off the annual fundraising campaign for the United Way of St. Charles and to raise awareness for the organization’s service to this community.

MSB faced off against 25 other family and industry teams competing for the titles of “Best Jambalaya” and “Best Gumbo” during the 18th-annual charity cook-off. All of the food prepared by competing teams during this fun event was served to community members at the Dufresne Community Center. Continue reading

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MSB Announces Paul Schowalter to Lead Telecom & Technology Division

Metairie, LA—Oct. 15, 2019—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) has named Paul Schowalter manager of the New Orleans-based engineering consultancy’s Telecommunications and Technology division. Schowalter’s multi-functional experience and skills in engineering, telecommunications, project and financial management spans more than 25 years in the private and public sector, including more than 25 years in the Louisiana Air National Guard.

Schowalter manages MSB’s team of engineers and designers that specialize in wireless system design and integration including Cellular and Public Safety Distributed Antenna Systems, Two-Way Radio, High Density WiFi network deployments and Location Based Service technologies.

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MSB Names John C. Carter, III, Electrical Engineering Department Manager

METAIRIE, LA.—(Oct. 10, 2019)—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) has appointed John C. Carter, III, P.E., P.M.P., manager of the firm’s Electrical Engineering Department. With over 25 years in supervisory, project management and engineering experience, Carter has provided technical leadership over large, multi-site design projects undertaken to improve the reliability of off-site and on-site power systems.

Carter has worked nationally with clients on electrical power studies, electrical maintenance, electrical risk mitigation and cyber security. His background includes high-profile design projects in the energy sector encompassing generator excitation, voltage regulation, fuel oil storage, transformer replacements, control system digital upgrades, protective relaying and diesel generators. Among his experience, he was project engineer for a $600 million medium-voltage nuclear substation construction project and supervised a team of 10 design engineers implementing a condensor retube nuclear safety project.

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