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 the Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative (GNOSTEM), formerly 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


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

Jambalaya, Gumbo Recipes Compete in Battle for the Paddle

METAIRIE, LA. — October 16, 2018— M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) returned for the third-consecutive year to compete in the 2018 Battle for the Paddle Jambalaya and Gumbo Cook-Off benefiting the United Way of St. Charles Parish.

The MSB team faced off against 155 other family, business and industry teams competing for the titles of “Best Jambalaya” and “Best Gumbo” during the 17th-annual charity cook-off. All of the food prepared during the event was served to community members of the Dufresne Community Center.

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MSB Executive Completes Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses Program

Director of Operations & HR Kelly Huben Graduates GS10KSB Cohort 20

METAIRIE, LA. — October 15, 2018—Kelly Huben, M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) Director of Operations & Human Resources, recently completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (GS10KSB) program, a business and management curriculum launched to help entrepreneurs across the United States grow their businesses and create jobs. Huben participated in Cohort 20 of the GS10KSB Program operated at Delgado Community College on behalf of MSB, which is featured on the list of Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies.

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M S Benbow & Associates ranks in Inc. 5000

METAIRIE, LA. — October 12, 2018—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) has been honored as among the Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the country by Inc. magazine. The Inc. 5000 list is a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy – America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs.

Recognized among Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and U.S. Small Business Administration 2018 Louisiana Small Business Award winners with the Most Outstanding Business Growth Award, MSB is one 33 Louisiana companies included on the Inc. 5000 list. A professional engineering services company specializing in the fields of power, telecommunication, technology, and instrumentation and controls systems[a], MSB ranked No. 4,533 on the 2018 list with 104 employees and three-year sales growth of 72 percent. Continue reading


M S Benbow Participates in YouthForce NOLA STEM Intern Program

Partnership introduces New Orleans students to STEM careers

METAIRIE, LA. — (July 24, 2018)— M S Benbow & Associates(MSB) is proud to partner with YouthForce NOLA Internship Program (YFI), a program which aims to help youth make connections and acquire long-term employment opportunities with local companies in 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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