National Steel Car with an existence of over 100 years has become North America’s railroad freight car manufacturing company. Since Gregory James Aziz (CEO, President, and Chairman of the company) bought it from Dofasco in the year 1994, he was able to improve the company significantly. Greg Aziz is a Canadian citizen born in London in Ontario in the year 1949. He schooled at Ridley College and furthered his education in economics at the University of Western Ontario. At the age of twenty-two years old, James Aziz was able to land a job in the Affiliated Foods which in fact was their family business and dealt with the wholesale food business.
Affiliated Foods grew within sixteen years to become a worldwide importer and distributor of fresh foods to markets across Canada and the United States. Greg Aziz was fortunate to get opportunities to work in many investment banks in the city of New York. After he had gathered the required capital, Greg made the life-changing decision of buying the National Steel Car Company from Dofasco. Gregory Aziz put forth a lot of his capital investment to bring the best out of the company and together with his team made the business a success.
In just five years, National Steel Car’s production had increased its production from the previous 3,500 freight cars per year to 12,000 freight cars per year. He had also raised employment from the original 600 to an average of about 3,000 employees. Having made improvements to the company, it has now become North America’s leading railroad freight company due to its day to day innovations. National Steel Car is the only railroad freight car company to be certified ISO 9001:2008. It has since held on to the honor for seventeen years after being recertified. Other than the ISO award, it has also been honored with TTX SECO since 1996.
Gregory J Aziz believes in giving back to the society and has done several charitable works to help the needy in the community. The company organizes an annual birthday party where people participate in food drives to the local food banks. National Steel Car has also made several charitable works such as the United Way, and the Theater Aquarius. Apart from all these, Greg and Irene, his wife have been sponsors of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. With all the good attributes and generosity combined with the team effort, National Steel Car steel continues its innovative work.
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