National Steel Car is a well-known manufacturing and freight car engineering company located in Hamilton, Ontario. Its President & CEO is Greg James Aziz. Mr. Aziz was born on 30th 1949 in Ontario, London. He went to Ridley College and later joined the University of Western Ontario where he majored in economics.
The Start of Gregory James Aziz’s Career
In 1971, Greg Aziz joined Affiliated Foods, his family wholesale food business. Over 16 years, the company grew to become a global importer of fresh foods from South America, Central America, and Europe with distribution to major fresh food wholesale markets including Eastern Canada and the United States.
In the early 1990s, Gregory J Aziz worked in New York on several investment banking opportunities. Later in 1994, he purchased National Steel Car from Dofasco with the aim of making it the leading railroad freight car manufacturing company in North America. James Aziz emphasized on regaining the strong engineering capabilities of National Steel Car and team building. By 1999, through significant capital and human investment, National Steel Car successfully expanded its manufacturing ability from three thousand five hundred cars per annum at the time of purchase to twelve thousand cars. Over the same period, employment grew from around six hundred to approximately three thousand.
Presently, thanks to National Steel Car’s relentless pursuit of manufacturing and engineering excellence, it leads in new car innovation in the industry. Moreover, it builds thousands of new railroad freight cars every year. National Steel Car is the only railroad freight car, manufacturing, and engineering company certified ISO 900I:2008 in North America. It has held this honor for about eighteen years through tonnes of recertification. Since 1996, National Steel Car has been honored time and again with the highest quality award TTX SECO. The company does not rest on past achievements. It’s continued hard-work, relentless pursuit of excellence will ensure it remains the leader in railcar manufacturing in North America.
The company is dedicated to the Hamilton community. It has sponsored the Hamilton Opera, the Salvation Army, the United Way, Theater Aquarius and many other local charities. A large number of employees, both present, and the past attend the company’s Christmas Party each year together with their children. Moreover, they participate in National Steel Car’s major food drives for local food banks. Gregory James Aziz and his wife Irene sponsor the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, the most prominent agricultural fair in Canada. More on This Page