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Gregory Aziz Transformed National Steel Car Into A Leading Manufacturer Of Railroad Freight Cars

National Steel Car is located in Hamilton, Ontario, and is one of the world’s foremost manufacturing and freight car engineering companies. Gregory J. Aziz is not only the Chairman, but also the President and CEO of the company. He was born, Gregory James Aziz, in London, Ontario, on April 30, 1949. His education was at Ridley College and then he went to the University of Western Ontario, where he majored in economics.


He started working for his family’s food business right out of college in 1971. Affiliated Foods was a wholesale food business and it grew to become a global importer of fresh foods from Europe, South and Central America. Affiliated Foods grew to where it had wholesale markets for fresh foods across Eastern Canada and the United States.


In the late 1980’s and into the early 1990’s, James Aziz worked on investment banking in New York. In 1994 Greg James Aziz proudly bought National Steel Car from Dofasco. James Aziz planned on making it his goal to be one of the best railroad freight car producers. It was once a great Canadian company and Greg wanted to make it the very best North America’s leading shipping car railroad.

Greg James Aziz, stated that National Steel Car has strong team building and engineering experiences. With excellent human and capital investments, National Steel Car expanded its business from having 3,500 cars per year, when it was purchased, to having over 12,000 cars by the year 1999. In the same time frame, employment went from 600 employees to having close to 3,000 employees. Go Here to learn more.

Gaining manufacturing and engineering excellence, National Steel Car is now the leader in the industry in making new designs for their railway cars. The building of thousands of new cars each year that meet all the standards and more, the company has earned certification of the ISO 900:2008. The company has held this honor for the past 18 years by meeting all the latest recertifications needed. National Steel Car has also been honored with the TTX SECO. This is the highest award for excellence a company can earn since 1996.

National Steel Car is also committed to giving back to its community of Hamilton. They sponsor the Theatre Aquarius, United Way, the Hamilton Opera, the Salvation Army and a number of other charities locally. National Steel Car has a huge Christmas Party each year. All employees and ex-employees and their families are welcome. It is the largest food drive of the year and it serves all the local food banks.


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