M S Benbow & Associates surpasses United Way 2019 Campaign Goal

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. Continue reading

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MSB’s Food and Toy Drive Brings Comfort to Local Families at Holidays

Thanksgiving Meals and Holiday Gifts Deliver Cheer to Families in Need

METAIRIE — (Dec. 31, 2019) — M S Benbow & Associates employees came together to deliver holiday joy to New Orleans families in need, adopting families to receive the bounty of the engineering consultancy’s Thanksgiving food drive and Christmas toy drive.

MSB collected items to deliver a full Thanksgiving meal to six families who are clients of Travelers Aid Society New Orleans, a nonprofit committed to helping homeless or stranded families and individuals regain a self-sufficient lifestyle. Employees provided donations, which included turkeys, stuffing, side dishes, desserts, gift cards, and cooking and serving supplies. Continue reading

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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 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 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

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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

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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 Engineers Mentor Regional FIRST Robotics Competition Team

METAIRIE, La.–(March 26, 2018)–M S Benbow & Associates engineers served as mentors for a robotics team competing in the 27th-annual FIRST Robotics Competition Bayou Regional, a high school regional event of teams from Louisiana and Mississippi taking place March 23-24 at the Pontchartrain Center.

The FIRST Robotics Competition is a nationwide competition that teams professionals and young people to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. The program, called FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), is designed to engage students in “real world engineering” and discovery while also providing experience with project management, deductive reasoning, business planning, public speaking and working together as a team. Continue reading

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MSB Participates in GNO Science & Engineering Fair (GNOSEF)

NEW ORLEANS一(March 2, 2018)一Engineering consultancy M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) took part in the 62nd-annual Greater New Orleans Science & Engineering Fair (GNOSEF) at Tulane University, sponsoring the Senior Division investigative projects category in the field of Electrical Engineering.

The GNOSEF hosted 350 students in the Region IX parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines. Entrants fall into two divisions: the Junior Division, comprised of 6th- through 8th-grade students, and the Senior Division, comprised of students in grades 9-12. Continue reading

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