Gregory Aziz and National Steel Car

Gregory Aziz is ‘National Steel Car’s’ chief executive and also its president. At the company he also serves as the chairman of the board. The ‘National Steel Car’ is a among the most established global freight car manufacturing companies. It has its headquarters in Ontario’s Hamilton area.

Gregory James Aziz is a British national born in April of 1949. He went to Ridley College and proceeded to specialize in Economics at the ‘University of Western Ontario’. Greg and Irene, his wife Greg Aziz sponsors Canada’s ‘Royal Agricultural Winter Fair’, a splendor for most Canadians.

 

Family Business

 

1Gregory J Aziz started working in the family business which dealt in wholesale foods. The company, Affiliated Foods, became his employer from 1971 and while working there the company grew to become an importer of fresh foods from markets of the world. The imports from South America, Europe and Canada formed part of Affiliated Foods’ stock.

 

Other Engagements

 

In the 80s and early 20th century, Greg Aziz worked in a number of investment banking jobs and consequently was able to buy, from Dofasco, ‘National Steel Car’ in 1994. His plan was to make this former Canadian giant a competitor to be revered in the US. Aziz wanted to make a name for himself in the railroad ‘freight car manufacturing’. At the time of purchase the company would manufacture 3,500 cars on a yearly basis, but this increased to 12,000 cars on an annual basis. The company which had only 600 staff when it was bought now employs more than 3,000 workers.

 

Present Progress

 

Apart from the above-mentioned strides, National Steel Car is a leader in the engineering and manufacturing sector of the US. In addition to this, ‘National Steel Car’ is the leader in car innovation and is the only American railroad freight vehicle manufacturing company. The company remains ahead of the industry for 18 years since its purchase from Dofasco. Due to the value the company puts on its employees, team work has repeatedly led to accolades. The company has been recognized with TTX SECO quality awards from 1996. View More Information Here.

 

Giving Back

 

National Steel Car’s commitment to the community is demonstrated by the sponsorships it has showered on the Hamilton people. It sponsors ‘the Salvation Army’ and the ‘Hamilton Opera’. It has also sponsored the ‘United Way’ and ‘Theatre Aquarius’. The company’s Christmas parties are attended by many of its staff and others who have already moved on to other pursuits. Families swamp the parties and share the Christmas cheer every year.

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