National Steel Car is North America’s biggest railroad freight car engineering company. Its headquarters are located in Hamilton, Ontario. National Steel Car is a reliable rail transport builder and has over the years proven to be innovative, dynamic and diverse.
Gregory James Aziz, Chairman and CEO of National Steel Car, was born on April 30, 1949, in London, Ontario. He studied at Ridley College and later joined the University of Western Ontario where he did his major in economics. After his studies, James Aziz, in 1971, went into the family business, Affiliated Foods, a wholesale food business.
Between late 1980’s and early 1990’s, Greg James went to New York, where he worked on investment banking opportunities. In 1994, he was able to purchase National Steel Car from its former owner, Dofasco, with the aim of transforming this Canadian company into one of North America’s leading freight car manufacturer.
Greg saw the potential that the company had especially, the fact that it had great engineering capabilities. Between 1994 and 1999, Aziz increased the company’s workforce from six hundred to three thousand staff members and increased the capital invested by focusing on expanding its manufacturing capacity from three thousand five hundred cars to twelve thousand cars annually.
National Steel Car has, over the years, built thousands of railroad freight cars and has managed to remain innovative, which has kept them at the top all these years. The company is now North America’s only manufacturing and engineering company that deals with railroad freight cars. It is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has been recertified annually since 1994. Under Greg’s leadership, the company has received numerous awards, among them, TTX SECO highest quality award.
Greg was born and raised in Ontario, and this place holds a special place in his heart. He gives back to his community through his company. NSC sponsors the Hamilton Theatre Aquarius, the United Way, the Hamilton Opera, the Salvation Army, among many other non-profit organizations.
Greg Aziz values his staff, he knows that it is through their efforts that National Steel Car is what it is today. Thousands of staff members, both retired and current, together with their families, are always invited to the company’s Christmas party. They also participate in major food drives that the company carries out to local food banks.
Greg, together with his lovely wife, Irene, also sponsor Canada’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Get More Info Here.