Gregory Aziz, the Man Behind the Successful National Steel Car Company

Gregory James Aziz has been the CEO, Chairman and President of National Steel Car since 1994 to date. National Steel Car is a company that deals with the manufacturing and engineering of railroad cargo cars and it’s located in Hamilton, Ontario. He was born on 30th April 1949 in London. He attended Ridley College and further studied Economics at the University of Western Ontario. In 1971, Greg Aziz joined his family food business which he helped develop into not only one of the major fresh food distributors across Eastern Canada and the U.S but also into a major worldwide importer of foods from Europe, South, and Central America. He later worked in different investment banks across New York which helped him to purchase National Steel Car from Dofasco in 1994. Greg James Aziz had a vision of converting the company into North America’s number one railroad cargo car manufacturing company. Under his leadership, the company produced 12,000 cars per year by 1999, an improvement compared to 3,500 cars per year in 1994. During the same period of time, the company grew from 600 employees to 3,000 employees.

 

 

Due to the persistent quest for manufacturing and engineering excellence, National Steel Car is the only manufacturing and engineering company of railroad cargo in North America certified ISO 9001:2008. It has held this reputation for 18 years consecutively has been awarded TTX SECO highest quality award consistently since 1996. Gregory J Aziz signed a contract between Canpotex (one of the largest exporters of potash) and National Steel Car to produce 700 railcars specifically designed to ship Saskatchewan potash to the coast. This deal will ensure that over 400 employees secure employment for at least seven months. Canpotex has spent over 500 million dollars since 1999 in manufacturing more than 7,000 railcars in partnership with National steel car.

 

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To date, National Steel Car is leading in innovation and manufacture of new railroad cargo cars each year. This company also contributes to local charity organizations through sponsorship. These organizations include; The Salvation Army and the Hamilton Opera and Theater Aquarius. Both past and present employees and their families are invited to the annual National Steel Car Christmas party allowing them to take part in the company’s major contribution to the local food banks. Greg Aziz and his spouse, Irene, sponsor one of the most Prominent Agricultural fair in Canada, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

 

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