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M S Benbow & Associates’ Expansion Doubles Firm’s Security & Networking Division

August 27, 2020

Engineering Consultancy Hires Project Managers and Technicians from Fisk Electric Technology Division

METAIRIE, LA. — Aug. 27, 2020 — M S Benbow & Associates (MSB), a leading engineering consultancy, has recently expanded its Security and Networking Division to include the expertise of Fisk Electric New Orleans Technology Division. The expansion builds on MSB’s reputation for service and reliability maintaining high-performance large-scale telecommunications networking projects and adds additional specialized expertise in access control system design and integration projects.

The acquisition of 11 project managers and field service technicians from the Fisk Electric New Orleans Technology Division team more than doubles the division’s staff.

“We are excited to add local personnel with extensive expertise to our Security and Networking team and expand our capabilities in serving our clients,” MSB President Leo L. Holzenthal, Jr., P.E., said. “This expansion furthers our commitment to provide purpose-driven solutions to our clients’ complex problems. It also vastly increases the quantity of manufacturers’ products that we are able to support.”

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Secretary Don Pierson said LED is proud to support engineering leaders like MSB and celebrates the firm for its continued success and accomplishments. MSB is a member of the LED Growth Network and was recognized as a 2019 LED Growth Leader Finalist and recipient of the 2018 Louisiana Small Business Most Outstanding Business Growth Award.

“The professional engineering sector of our economy is absolutely critical to building a vibrant economy,” Pierson said. “Engineers provide services across many industries, and those services include planning, designing, inspecting and certifying projects. Said another way, projects can’t execute without strong engineering support.

“Many of our professional engineering firms are small to mid-sized teams, and our LED Small Business Services staff is proud to support them. LED is providing resources to support their continued success and growth through programs like LED’s Economic Gardening Initiative and our LED Network. We take pride in seeing them execute projects across the Gulf South and nation.”

With more than 25 years of “in field” experience providing engineering to meet complex telecommunications infrastructure projects, MSB oversees design engineering, design build and system management of large-scale cellular, in-building DAS, public safety radio and Wi-Fi networks for airports, professional sports arenas, convention centers, municipalities, universities, and college sports complexes. MSB is a member of the CBRS Alliance, an industry organization made up of companies dedicated to the development and adoption of LTE solutions and deployment of 3.5 GHz CBRS-based enterprise cellular networks.

MSB’s capabilities also include wireless and wireline design and networking of low voltage telecommunication and security systems for audio-video systems, access controls, closed-circuit video, and fire and intrusion systems. The installations include, major airports, major league sports arenas, shopping centers, landmark high-rise office buildings, major hotels and casinos, industrial sites, university campuses, corporate headquarters campuses, and hospitals.

A Gulf South engineering and technology leader for over 40 years, MSB is a multi-specialty engineering consultancy with expertise in Electrical Power Systems, Instrumentation & Controls, Telecommunications & Technology, Drafting & Design, and end-to-end project management. Today, MSB employs over 110 engineers, designers and technicians and provides services to a multitude of vertical markets including petrochemical, public safety, manufacturing, medical and large public venues.

MSB’s Security & Networking Capabilities

MSB’s Security & Networking division provides design-build services, installation and support services for a wide range of telecommunications networks, including cellular and public safety radio systems, Wi-Fi, wireless, surveillance cameras, distributed antenna systems (DAS), elevated temperature scanning systems and access control networks.

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.

To learn more about MSB’s Security & Networking Services and how we can assist you with your next project, please click here to schedule a free consultation.