National Steel Car Chairman, President and CEO, Greg Aziz owns one of the premium railroad cargo car manufacturing companies in the world. His company is located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
The company is reputed as North America’s leading manufacturer of railroad transport cars. Since its inception in 1912, the company has manufactured and designed freight cars that exceed and meet the changing standards and needs of the railroad industry and its customers.
James Aziz was born in Ontario on the 30th of April 1949. He finished his education at Ridgely College and got his major in economics from the Western Ontario University. In 1971, he entered the family enterprise, Affiliated Foods, which deals in wholesale food business. The business grew within 16 years and became a retailer of fresh staples from South America and Europe; with distribution facilities all over Canada’s eastern part and the U.S.
After being employed with various investment banks in New York during the late 80s and early 90s James Aziz found a way to arrange the procurement of the National Steel Car in 1994 from its then owner Dofasco. His objective was to convert the famous Canadian entity into becoming North America’s prominent manufacturer of railroad freight cars. Equipped with the best engineering skills and significant infusion of financial and manpower investments, the company’s production capability grew from being able to yield 3,500 cars yearly to 12,000 cars in 1999.
At present, it is a reputable leader in the modern car industry, as it continues to build thousands of rail road freight cars annually. It is the lone railroad freight car producing company which has the ISO9001:2008 that has been given continuously for eighteen years in several rounds of re-certification. Aside from this honor, the company is also a consistent awardee of the TTX SECO award from 1996 onwards. See Related Link for more information.
The company’s commitment to charity includes the Salvation Army, the Hamilton Opera, the United Way, the Hamilton neighborhood, and has also supported Theatre Aquarius. As the company continues to grow in terms of profit and assets, it also continues to hold the National Steel Car Christmas Party yearly that is attended by past and present employees, along with their children, who take part in the food drive for food banks within the locality of Hamilton.
Greg James Aziz and his family also sponsor the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, which is the biggest Agricultural Fair in Canada.