National Steel Car is one of the world’s largest producers and manufacturers of steel freight railroad cars in all of North America. The company was founded in the early 1900s and has been a staple of railway car manufacturing for nearly one hundred years. The company was founded when Canada sought to become a prime player in the production and distribution of steel railway freight cars.
National Steel Car is spearheaded by Georgy James Aziz. Gregory J Aziz has been an integral part of National Steel Car for several decades. He currently serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, President and the Chairman of the Board. He majored in economics at the astute University of Western Ontario and after he graduated he joined his family’s wholesale food business, Affiliated Foods. The company was called Affiliated Foods and for more than a decade Mr. Aziz worked to grow the company from a local, Canadian retailer into a global distributor of fresh foods.
During the period he worked there, Gregory J Aziz managed to grow the company from a small distributor of fresh foods that was localized in Canada into a global company. By the time that Mr. Aziz left, Affiliated Foods was a global company that was operating on nearly every continent. When he left Affiliated Foods, he went to work for National Steel Car where he moved up the ranks to become the President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Gregory J Aziz grew the company in massive proportions. When he started with National Steel Car the company has just about 600 employees. However, Mr. Aziz successfully grew the company until its employment base was up to nearly 3,000 people. The company also supports many local charities and community endeavors. This includes the Hamilton Opera, the local brand of the United Way, the Salvation Army and a number of charities that are brought forward by National Steel Car employees.
The company has been honored with the prestigious TTX SECO quality award every year since 1996. National Steel Car has flourished until Mr. Aziz and continues to grow under his leadership and of the leadership he has chosen to appoint. The company is known not only as a leader in steel railway car production, but for the quality of the rail cars that they have been manufacturing for over a century.