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.
“We are proud to be part of a team that is passionate about the community both in their operations and by supporting the efforts of the United Way,” he added.
Chalmette Refining / PBF Energy received a United Way SELA 2017-2018 Top 10 Most Generous Workplaces Award for its efforts to engage employees with the United Way, including coordinating special events such as ice cream socials, fishing rodeos, cook offs and golf tournaments. MSB engineers provide a variety of engineering services at the refinery, including maintaining specialty communication systems, capital expansion and maintenance projects.
M S Benbow Community Involvement
MSB team members engage in several initiatives supporting non-profit organizations including the Travelers Aid Society, Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans, Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, Ronald McDonald House, Special Olympics and the United Way.
The company also is active in programs that support science and math education to help the next generation develop a passion for the field of engineering. Its principals serve on the boards of Core Element, a STEM education program supporting teachers in the sciences and the Greater New Orleans Science & Engineering Fair (GNOSEF). The company also sponsors the University of New Orleans College of Engineering Capstone Project in Electrical Engineering Design, and was named to the UNO 25 class of 2020 recognizing accomplished alumni and job creators.
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.
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