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MSB Team Participates in St. Charles Parish Battle for the Paddle to Support United Way

October 7, 2022

METAIRIE, LA. — (October 7, 2022)— M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) returned for the fifth year to compete in the 2022 Battle for the Paddle Jambalaya and Gumbo Cook-Off benefiting the United Way of St. Charles Parish. The Battle for the Paddle returned this fall after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The event kicks off the annual fundraising campaign for the United Way of St. Charles and raises awareness for the organization’s service to this community.

MSB faced off against approximately 25 other family and industry teams competing for the titles of “Best Jambalaya” and “Best Gumbo” during the 19th-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.

M S Benbow St. Charles Parish Battle for the Paddle 2022

“We’re excited to be back supporting the community of St. Charles Parish and the United Way,” said MSB Battle for the Paddle Cook-Off Team Co-Captain Jared Borne, MSB Senior Designer. “We love to come out to compete and support the United Way, as they make a real difference in the community” added Co-Captain Chris Dykes, MSB Project Coordinator.

Based in Metairie, LA., MSB has locations throughout Louisiana and Texas with more than 100 associates delivering integrated engineering services to the industrial, government, institutional and energy sectors. MSB employees participate each year in the United Way’s annual workplace giving campaign, and in 2019 contributed more than $20,000 combined to support United Way programs serving the Greater New Orleans, Houston and Dallas communities.

“As part of our mission, we are committed to establishing strong relationships with the clients we work for and the communities we serve. We are proud to work with and support local non-profits and the United Way to be a positive influence on the community,” said MSB President and CEO Leo L. Holzenthal, Jr., P.E.


M S Benbow Community Involvement

MSB has a long-standing history of engaging with a variety of charitable organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Children’s Hospital of New Orleans, and Special Olympics, along with several workforce development and regional economic development associations. As leaders in their professions, MSB engineering and support staff are involved in various STEM-based events, including the Greater New Orleans Science & Engineering Fair (GNOSEF), the FIRST Robotics Competition Bayou Regional, and the YouthForce NOLA STEM Internship Program.

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, OT Cybersecurity, and Drafting & Design with end-to-end project management services. MSB delivers 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.