WHITE MARSH — There’s a new defense contractor in town, who has chosen White Marsh as its home base. L2 Defense recently relocated from their location in Edgewood.
Since January 2012, L2 Defense has worked hard to make the missions of our nation’s heroes “safer and more effective,” they said in a statement. The company prides itself on training and supporting military servicemen and women and first responders in emergency management and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense.
“Our support includes engineering and logistics services for the development and sustainment of the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security equipment systems,” L2 Defense manager James Smith said.
L-2’s services include: training development and course instruction; training exercise coordination and execution; technical manual development; reliability, maintenance and safety analyses and assessments; provisioning and logistics analyses.
“We outgrew our space in Edgewood and wanted to relocate to an area with more amenities for our employees and visiting customers/partners,” Smith said.
The defense contractor’s new location in White Marsh is near I-95, so their customers and business partners who frequently visit can easily travel between Aberdeen Proving Ground, BWI and Norther Virginia have easier access.
“This location also allows us to better secure talent with Department of Defense backgrounds from Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties,” Smith said. “We received outstanding support from our landlord St. John Properties who helped design and create an awesome space for our team. And our real estate broker, JLL, who helped us find, assess and negotiate the lease.”
In 2018, L2 Defense was named the fastest growing private company in the Baltimore area by the Baltimore Business Journal, and has made the Inc. 5000 List for the past three consecutive years.
They employ nearly 200 military veterans and current or retired first responders across the country as full and part time employees. CEO and owner Samuel Lennon is a native of Baltimore who stays closely tied to the Baltimore community.
In 2019, he was named as an Entrepreneur of the Year finalist for the Mid-Atlantic Region by Ernst & Young.
“Outside of supporting our local firefighters and servicemen and women with our skill set and offerings, we are looking to be an active member of our local business and residential community,” Smith explained.
“We have always prided ourselves in giving time and resources to support the places we live and work. And this is our new home. We also look forward to adding to the job opportunities for the area over the next few years.”
The White Marsh Office is L2 Defense’s corporate headquarters. The company has additional offices in Jupiter, FL and San Antonio, TX, and employ nearly 30 employees at the White Marsh office with space for another 20 employees.
“Although our focus is on making our nation’s heroes missions safer and more effective, we still want everyone to know that we intend on being a neighbor that smiles and waves at you every day,” Smith said. “We’re the type to offer to help change your flat tire and assist with carrying groceries. We are a company and a group of people with warm hearts and helping spirits. We hope to add to what is already a great community.”