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The Times-Picayune Names MSB a Winner of New Orleans Top Workplaces 2019 Award

August 27, 2019

METAIRIE, LA. — (August 27, 2019) — M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Times-Picayune for the third year. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few. MSB ranked 15 among 26 companies on the Top Workplaces 2019 Small Employer list.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

Having earned the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) “Most Outstanding Business Growth Award” and a place on the 2018 Inc. 5,000 List, MSB has maintained a commitment to cultivating a great work place as the foundation for success.

“Building strong and valued relationships has always been a core principle of MSB. The relationship our employees maintain with our company and their place within it is a main driver of our continued success,” said MSB President Leo Holzental, Jr., P.E.

“Participating in the Top Workplaces Awards process encourages our leadership to continually assess our culture and employees’ sense of satisfaction, worth and meaningfulness of the work we do. We remain committed to ensuring our employees recognize their role in every one of MSB’s achievements,” Holzenthal added.

M S Benbow & Associates Employee Initiatives

The New Orleans engineering consultancy has instituted several new initiatives to engage employees. MSB’s employee onboarding program provides technical menTop Places to Work New Orleanstors as well as MSB Ambassadors to guide and assist new hires to successfully assimilate into the company. The company offers an Employee Wellness program and wellness luncheons and recently introduced an on-site virtual wellness clinic and monthly socials at all locations. MSB offers lunch and learns on various topics including personal finance and health; and quarterly all-staff presentations keep employees up to date on initiatives and projects as well as employee achievements.

MSB supports community involvement through a variety of activities benefiting youth STEM education such as Robotics competitions, the Greater New Orleans Science Fair, and the YouthForce NOLA high school internship initiative. It also engages in charitable efforts on behalf of the United Way of Greater New Orleans, Special Olympics, Ronald McDonald House, Habitat for Humanity, the Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA), and others.

“Becoming a Top Workplace isn’t something organizations can buy,” Claffey said. “It’s an achievement organizations have worked for and a distinction that gives them a competitive advantage. It’s a big deal.”

With more than 40 years as a privately owned engineering consultancy, MSB delivers integrated, turnkey engineering services for complex engineering projects from California to the Northeastern U.S. MSB has four locations in Louisiana and Texas and more than 100 associates. Its engineers are registered in over 30 states and are consistently recognized for technical ability, leadership in industry organizations and regional excellence.

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 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.

About Energage, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 57,000 organizations representing well over 19 million employees in the United States.