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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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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