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M S Benbow Ranks Among United Way SELA Top 60 Most Generous Workplaces

August 11, 2020

Engineering Consultancy Recognized for 2019/20 Employee Philanthropy

NEW ORLEANS—Aug. 11, 2020—The United Way of Southeast Louisiana (United Way SELA) has recognized M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) as a top giver for the 2019/20 Annual Giving Campaign. MSB ranked on the United Way SELA’s 2019-2020 Top 60 Most Generous Workplaces in support of the agency’s efforts mobilizing resources to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.

“The entire MSB team is proud to support United Way’s partners, who work to stabilize vital nonprofits throughout our region,” said MSB President Leo L. Holzenthal, Jr. PE.  “United Way SELA is constantly working to identify the needs of the community, whether in response to a natural disaster, to address systemic poverty or to meet the current needs of families and businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic.”

MSB’s 2019/2020 United Way SELA Employee Giving campaign surpassed its goal, achieving a $20,000 commitment from employees of the engineering consultancy’s Metairie and Mandeville offices with a matching gift amount from MSB. The United Way SELA serves seven parishes in the region, where more than half of households struggle to make ends meet.

MSB employees support United Way agencies and services in their local communities through donations of their time and talents, including participating in cook offs, volunteer service days, and other fundraising events. The MSB team also contributes each year to holiday food and toy drives for charitable organizations serving the community in Greater New Orleans, Dallas and Houston, Texas, where the company’s offices are located.

A four-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. Leaders in their professions, MSB engineering and support staff are involved in various STEM-related programs including the Greater New Orleans STEM Initiative, the Greater New Orleans Science & Engineering Fair (GNOSEF), and the FIRST Robotics Competition Bayou Regional.

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.