National Steel Car is North America’s leading railroad freight car manufacturing company. The Hamilton, Ontario based company owes its lofty position to the consistent effort and investments of Gregory Aziz, its current president, CEO and chairman. Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Aziz has worked hard to return this 100-year-old company to the top of the railroad freight car industry. He has also played a major role in helping to improve the Hamilton, Ontario community in which the company is located by donating large sum of money to local charities and helping to create lucrative economic opportunities.
Before he purchased National Steel Car in 1994, Gregory James Aziz spent almost two decades working to build his family’s wholesale food company Affiliated Foods into a powerhouse. The company provides a wide range of markets in Eastern Canada as well as the U.S. with fresh produce imported from Europe, Central America and South America. Once that task was completed, he turned his attention to National Steel Car. The once great company had fallen on hard times. But Greg Aziz looked at its background for quality engineering and manufacturing and saw great potential.
The University of Western Ontario graduate knew that with his degree in economics and business experience he could make the company an industry leader once again. Greg Aziz began by investing in new technology and increasing the workforce from 600 to 3,000. Within 5 years, he was able to increase the company’s annual production from 3,500 railroad freight cars to more than 12,000. With Gregory J Aziz at the helm, not only did National Steel Car increase production, through innovation and top-notch engineering and manufacturing, the company has become a world leader in railroad freight car production. View More Information Here.
National Steel Car now has a reputation for engineering and manufacturing excellence. It has received ISO 9001:2008 certification 18 years in a row. This is the highest rating for railroad freight car production. National Steel Car has also been awarded TTX SECO’s highest quality rating every year since 1996. And its products are in great demand all over the world. Through the major capital investments Greg James Aziz has made in the company along with his ability to leverage its history of quality manufacturing practices, the company has once again attained its former glory.
Through his work with National Steel Car, Gregory Aziz continues to improve the Hamilton, Ontario community.