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MSB Team Participates in United Way of St. Charles Parish Cook-Off

October 23, 2019

METAIRIE, LA. — (October 23, 2019)— M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) returned for the fourth consecutive year to compete in the 2019 Battle for the Paddle Jambalaya and Gumbo Cook-Off benefiting the United Way of St. Charles Parish. The Battle for the Paddle is held each fall to kick off the annual fundraising campaign for the United Way of St. Charles and to raise awareness for the organization’s service to this community.

MSB faced off against 25 other family and industry teams competing for the titles of “Best Jambalaya” and “Best Gumbo” during the 18th-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.

Battle for the Paddle
MSB employees participate in jambalaya and gumbo cook off benefiting United Way of St. Charles Parish.

“It’s fantastic to see the community of St. Charles Parish come together for a great cause,” said MSB Battle for the Paddle Cook-Off Team Captain Jeff Cancienne, MSB Business Development Account Manager. “We love to come out to compete and support the United Way, as they make a real difference in the community.”

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. MSB employees participate each year in the United Way’s annual workplace giving campaign, and in 2017 contributed nearly $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 Leo L. Holzenthal, Jr., P.E.


M S Benbow Community Involvement

MSB team members are engaged 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. 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, 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.