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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The Times-Picayune Names MSB a Winner of New Orleans Top Workplaces 2019 Award

METAIRIE, LA. — (August 27, 2019) — M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Times-Picayune for the third year. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few. MSB ranked 15 among 26 companies on the Top Workplaces 2019 Small Employer list.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.” Continue reading

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MSB Continues Partnership with YouthForce Nola Internship Program

Collaboration with City of New Orleans provides experience in STEM fields

METAIRIE, LA. — (August 9, 2019)— M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) is proud to continue our partnership with the YouthForce NOLA Internship Program (YFI) for the second year. This program aims to help youth make connections and acquire long-term employment opportunities with local companies in science, technology, engineering and math (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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MSB Earns Two 2019 ISTC Safety Awards

METAIRIE, La.–(July 2, 2019)–M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) was recognized for the fifth-consecutive year with two International Safety Training Council (ISTC) Safety Achievement Awards during the council’s 23nd annual Safety Excellence Training Award Banquet. MSB received a Safety Achievement Award for Years Worked for achieving ten years worked without an OSHA lost workday incident and a Safety Achievement Award for Sustained Achievement for sustaining a “zero” incidence rate for the third-consecutive year.

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MSB Recognized in 2018 National Safety Council Occupational Safety Contest

Safety Council’s South Louisiana Chapter recognizes company with Metro Safety Award of Honor

METAIRIE, La.—May 13, 2019—M S Benbow & Associates’s (MSB) safety culture and safe practices in the workplace earned the engineering consultancy recognition from the South Louisiana Chapter of the National Safety Council (NSC). MSB was one of four companies with 100,000-250,000 hours worked to receive the Metro Safety Award of Honor and among 23 companies of various sizes to earn the recognition. Continue reading

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MSB Earns Contractor Safety Excellence Award at Shell NORCO

Engineering consultancy’s safety culture commended for 8th consecutive year

NORCO, La.—April 9, 2019—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) was commended for its commitment to safety by one of the industry’s biggest petrochemical refiners for the 8th-consecutive year, earning the Shell Contractor Safety Excellence Award at the Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex in St. Charles Parish.

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 facility. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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MSB Sponsors GNOSEF Electrical Engineering Project Awards

Company Engaged in Initiatives Supporting STEM Programs

Metairie, LA. —March 21, 2019—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) once again is taking part in the region’s longest-running academic event committed to inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers, the Greater New Orleans Science & Engineering Fair (GNOSEF).

This year, MSB was sponsor of the awards for outstanding investigative projects in the field of Electrical Engineering Senior Division, awarded to innovative electrical engineering projects by high school students. MSB CEO and Founding Partner Michael S. Benbow, P.E., is GNOSEF Past President and a member of the Board of Directors. The 63rd-annual regional science fair took place over Feb. 18-22 at the Tulane University Lavin-Bernick Center.
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