After two decades in the nuclear power industry, Harford county entrepreneur Tony Steelman recognized the growing need for skilled engineers to support Harford’s burgeoning defense industry and launched Altus Engineering. Today, as the 40 employee company provides critical R&D, Software development, and technical services to Aberdeen’s defense contractors, Steelman has targeted Dorchester County to plant his next venture, Dalcom Engineering.

Looking to expand his business line and take advantage of contracting opportunities in Maryland’s HUBZones, Steelman explored various locations before landing at the Dorchester-Cambridge Airport in December of 2012. Named in honor of his three kids (Davis, Austin, Lindsey), Dalcom Engineering will leverage Dorchester’s HUBZone designation to seek and secure business as a qualified subcontractor firm with prime contractors.

“I’ve been fortunate to build a strong and successful company in Harford and I’d like to use my experience to expand and develop another Maryland based company, this time on the Eastern Shore,” he said, adding, “As the father of three, I am very aware how important it is for every community to offer young people good job prospects and hope to create well paying, professional jobs in Dorchester county.” For information on hiring opportunities with this growing firm, email: