National Steel Car has been around for more than a hundred years. The company was established in the year 1912. Gregory James Aziz has been the company’s CEO for the last 23years having taken the position in 1994. National Steel Car is involved in engineering and manufacturing of railroad cars. The company employs approximately 2000 people a number that has been growing since 2011.In the year 2012, the company signed a contract to make a thousand railroad cars for the potash industry in Saskatchewan.
The potash cars were meant to be specially made to handle the weight and density of potash. Potash is used in the manufacture of fertilizer. These cars are incredibly important in transporting and distributing potash ensuring speedy and efficient service to customers. National Steel car has made over 5000 railroad cars of this type. The company has made investments of millions of dollars to enhance their manufacturing technology and automated their manufacturing plant.
National steel car provides a good after-sale service such as the supply of parts. The company under Greg J Aziz is also involved in philanthropic activities in its hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. The sponsor the Hamilton Opera, Salvation, Army, Theatre Aquarius, the United Way and many other charities in the area.
About Greg James Aziz
Greg Aziz was born in 1949. He attended the Western University where he studied Economics. After, graduating from university James Aziz joined Affiliated Foods. His family owned affiliated Foods. The company is a fresh foods supplier all over the world.
He worked in New York with various banks throughout the 1980s and part of the 1990s. In the year 1994, he bought national Steal Car from Dofasco. The company from the on grew rapidly, increasing its production and the number of employees. In six years the company was three times its original size. The company is the only one of its kind in North America to be ISO certified and has kept its standard for the last 18 years.
National Steel Car has consistently received the award for highest quality by TTX SECO for 21 of the 23 years has been its CEO. The company also holds an annual Christmas party for employees, past and present. James Aziz and his wife Irene sponsored a large number of horse shows and partnered with Angelstone Tournaments in the year 2013. Their daughter, Karina, has competed in the tournaments since they began in 2010. Greg Aziz along with his wife also sponsor Canada’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.