TruConnect Doubles In Size 

The Project Managers and Technicians from Fisk Electric’s Technology Division Move Over to TruConnect, the Security and Networking Division of M S Benbow & Associates (MSB), a Leading Engineering Consultancy.

METAIRIE, La. — Aug. 27, 2020 — M S Benbow & Associates (MSB), a leading engineering consultancy, has recently expanded the Security and Networking Division of the company — TruConnect — to include the expertise and talent from the Technology Division of Fisk Electric. The expansion builds on MSB’s reputation for service and reliability, well-earned from its experience with high-performance, large-scale telecommunications networking projects. With TruConnect, MSB adds additional, specialized expertise in security system design and integration projects to go along with the company’s proven track record in the area of networking technology.

The acquisition of 11 project managers and field service technicians from the Fisk Electric 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.”

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.

Together, the capabilities of MSB and TruConnect 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.

TruConnect’s Security & Networking Capabilities

TruConnect 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.

Updated 4/28/22