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


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


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


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


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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Leo L. Holzenthal, Jr., P.E., Named to Core Element Board of Directors

Nonprofit Supports Educational Curricula to Inspire Interest in STEM Fields

METAIRIE, La.—March 7, 2019—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) President Leo Holzenthal, Jr., P.E., has been elected to the board of directors of Core Element, a non-profit dedicated to promoting quality teaching in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) in the Greater New Orleans Region.

Holzenthal has more than 30 years of experience in Power, Control Systems and Telecommunications Engineering and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations at the engineering consultancy, which operates two offices in Greater New Orleans area, Houston and Dallas with more than 100 employees. Holzenthal is an adjunct professor at the University of New Orleans College of Engineering. He earned the 2015 James M. Todd Technological Accomplishment Award from the Louisiana Engineering Society. Continue reading


M S Benbow, Aruba Networks Complete Liberty University Stadium Wi-Fi Expansion

METAIRIE, La.—Jan. 2, 2019—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) and Aruba Networks have completed a Wi-Fi upgrade and expansion project at Liberty University, the largest university in Virginia. The Wi-Fi expansion provides increased Wi-Fi capacity and more reliable, robust coverage at Williams Stadium, which hosts the newest NCAA Division 1 (D-1) football team, the Liberty Flame.

The recently renovated stadium saw more than 10,000 unique devices connecting to the network and consuming nearly 1 terabyte of data during Liberty Flame’s first home game of the season.

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M S Benbow & Associates Gives Back to Community this Holiday Season

Company sponsors Special Olympics fundraiser, conducts food, toy drive

METAIRIE, La.—Dec. 17, 2018—Engineering consultancy M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) is spreading holiday cheer with a variety of philanthropic efforts benefiting groups that aim to improve the Greater New Orleans community over the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Each year MSB contributes to charitable initiatives at the holidays, including a Thanksgiving drive, Christmas toy drive, Special Olympics of Louisiana fundraiser, as well as the United Way Annual Giving Campaign. Continue reading