ActivWall Named Military-Friendly Employer

V3 Certification
Josh Salmons, who served in the United States Marine Corps, is the Research/Development & Testing Lead for ActivWall. Kacel Witcher is the Vice President of Manufacturing. Cary Kirkman, who served in the United States Navy, is the Quality Control Lead for ActivWall.

MARTINSVILLE, VA (April 7, 2022) – The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) is pleased to announce that ActivWall Systems, LLC has been recognized as a Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Employer.

Representatives of ActivWall recently completed training on the best practices for recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining Virginia veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses to earn this certification and join over 2,400 other V3 partner employers located throughout the Commonwealth.

Created in 2012, the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) is a unique and innovative program of the Commonwealth of Virginia administered by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS). Its mission is to encourage and assist private and public sector employers to commit to recruiting and hiring Virginia veterans and military spouses. Since its inception, V3 partner employers have hired over 92,000 veteran employees statewide.

“The V3 Program continues to be a major success as part of our mission to assure that Virginia is the best state in America for veterans and their families to Live, Work and Thrive,” said Daniel Gade, DVS Commissioner. “These highly-skilled and disciplined men and women have proven to be a major asset to the success of our Commonwealth’s workforce and economic well-being. V3 is successful because of the commitment of our partner employers such as ActivWall Systems and we welcome them to our V3 team.”

According to Duke Ferrell, President, and Co-Founder of ActivWall, “We are proud to have veterans as an important part of our growing ActivWall team. The values and leadership qualities that they develop during their time of service are important assets for any organization. We look forward to adding more veterans as our company continues to grow.”

For more information on the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program, please visit

About ActivWall Systems
Founded in 2011 by Duke Ferrell and Carter Ferrell, ActivWall offers moving window, wall, and door systems that can be customized to meet the design needs of almost any commercial or residential project. Energy-efficient, thermally broken aluminum and proprietary hardware are at the core of our designs which add style, function, and wow factor to any space. To learn more visit

About the Virginia Department of Veterans Services
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) is a state government agency with more than 40 locations across the Commonwealth of Virginia. DVS traces its history to 1928 and the establishment of the Virginia War Service Bureau to assist Virginia’s World War I veterans. Today, DVS assists veterans and their families in filing claims for federal veterans benefits; provides veterans and family members with linkages to services including behavioral healthcare, housing, employment, education, and other programs. The agency operates two long-term care facilities offering in-patient skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/memory care, and short-term rehabilitation for veterans; and provides an honored final resting place for veterans and their families at three state veterans cemeteries. It operates the Virginia War Memorial, the Commonwealth’s tribute to Virginia’s men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice from World War II to the present. For more information, please visit

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