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.
United Way SELA serves seven parishes in the region, where more than half of households struggle to make ends meet.
“As we go to work in our chosen profession each day, we’re reminded of the economic and social challenges confronting so many in our community and across the country,” said MSB President Leo Holzenthal Jr., P.E. “I’m very grateful to my colleagues who stepped up their efforts to ensure that MSB not only met its goal but who continue to volunteer and fund raise to support the United Way’s efforts.”
M S Benbow Community Involvement
MSB employees support United Way agencies and services in their local communities through donations of their time and talents as well. The company participates in cook offs, volunteer service days and conducts holiday food and toy drives contributing to charitable organizations in its locations in Greater New Orleans as well as in Dallas and Houston, Texas.
“Being a positive influence in our community is part of our mission, and we’re proud to stand with the United Way and its work helping families lead healthy lives through our company as well as individual efforts,” Holzenthal added.
A three-time winner of the Times Picayune Top Places to Work Award, MSB team members engage with a variety of charitable organizations each year, including Habitat for Humanity, Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, CASA Jefferson, Travelers Aid Society of Greater New Orleans, and Special Olympics. MSB engineering and support staff also are involved in various STEM-based events such as the Greater New Orleans Science & Engineering Fair (GNOSEF), the FIRST Robotics Competition Bayou Regional and the City of New Orleans’ YouthForce NOLA STEM Internship Program.
Based in Metairie, La., MSB has four locations in Louisiana and Texas and more than 100 associates delivering integrated engineering services serving the industrial, government, institutional and energy sectors.
About M S Benbow & Associates
A multi-discipline, integrated engineering consultancy, M S Benbow & Associates is regarded as one of the top professional engineering firms in the region serving some of the most notable refineries, airports, convention centers, campuses, and large public venues in the United States. With professional registrations in over 30 states and offices in Metairie, Mandeville, Houston and Dallas, MSB provides expertise in Electrical Power Systems, Instrumentation & Controls, Telecommunications & Technology, and Drafting & Design with end-to-end project management services. MSB provides a wide range of engineering services including feasibility studies, front-end engineering design, detailed design packages, site acceptance testing, startup/commissioning services and specialty installation services.