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MSB Receives Louisiana Small Business Award for Outstanding Growth

May 3, 2018

Engineering Consultancy Recognized by LED and U.S. Small Business Administration

BATON ROUGE, La.—(May 3, 2018)—M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) was recognized among Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and U.S. Small Business Administration 2018 Louisiana Small Business Award winners during an event honoring small business leaders’ contributions to Louisiana’s economy. A multi-discipline, integrated engineering consultancy based in Metairie, MSB received the 2018 Most Outstanding Business Growth Award.

“We truly appreciate the support of LED in achieving our growth goals. MSB has benefited directly from the resources and tools overseen by LED that have contributed to our ongoing success,” said MSB President Leo L. Holzenthal, Jr., P.E.

“From grant programs, purchasing and contracting opportunities to accreditations, veterans initiatives and development assistance, I highly recommend other small business leaders in Louisiana utilize the many resources available to them to help grow their businesses,” he added.

Holzenthal accepted the award at a private reception hosted at the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion. MSB has participated in the LED’s innovative Economic Gardening Initiative, which helps accelerate business growth by providing customized core business strategies, market research and qualified sales leads to gain new markets in other states.

A leading design and engineering firm serving the industrial, government, institutional and energy sectors, MSB is celebrating 40 years of continued growth as a privately owned professional engineering corporation in 2018. With four locations in Louisiana and Texas and more than 100 associates, MSB delivers integrated, turnkey engineering services for complex engineering projects from California to the Northeastern United States. MSB engineers are registered in over 30 states and are consistently recognized for technical ability, leadership in industry organizations and regional excellence.

The Small Business Award program recognizes top performers in a broad range of categories and coincides with National Small Business Week, which celebrates the vital role of small businesses in contributing to vibrant communities. Small businesses account for more than 97 percent of all employers in Louisiana.

Louisiana offers a comprehensive array of educational, managerial and financial programs that cultivate small business opportunities, from entrepreneurial startups to small business growth and expansion. LED and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center Network served 9,056 small businesses and individuals last year, directly resulting in 1,930 new jobs, 3,245 retained jobs and the launch of 137 new businesses representing more than $55 million in capital formation. The Small Business Award program recognizes top performers in a broad range of categories.

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.