As part of the upNext Durham programming, participants are dropped headfirst into the real world of business. This year with the support of Circusbus, upNext Durham visited three businesses who have offices in Durham Region including Search Engine People, Axalta and Logistics in Motion.

Search Engine People

at Search Engine People Getting a tour at SEP
At Search Engine People (SEP) upNext participates heard from CEO Jeff Quipp about why he started the company, then they got a full tour of the company. Once back from the tour they heard from many people within the company about the different things that the company does.


upNext Durham at Axalta
After that, they went to Axalta and had a brief lesson of the company then a tour of their facilities. Due to safety cell phones weren’t allowed on the tour so there are no pictures to show from it.

Logistics In Motion

upNext in the warehouse at Logistics In Motion
After a stop at the G Centre for lunch, they headed out to Logistics in Motion for their final stop. At their warehouse participates were given a brief history lesson then separated into two groups and they took a tour. The groups were luck enough to come at the time of a shift change so they could see how employees clock in and out and how they get ready for their shift.

upNext ends their tour at Logistics in Motion

upNext Durham wishes to thank Search Engine People, Axalta, and Logistics in Motion for the tours, Cirusbus for providing transportation, and Durham Workforce Authority for arranging this tour.