Describing the National Steel Company which he acquired in 1994 from Dofasco, Gregory James Aziz says the company has earned a reputation as the North America’s top railroad freight and tank car manufacturer. James Aziz notes that the company has reached there through it’s over 100years of excellence in commitment to quality, manufacturing and engineering. Gregory J Aziz attributes the cornerstone of the company as the people and that the National Steel Cars Company is currently more diverse, innovative, dynamic and values-driven than ever before. The company has produced and designed freight cars that has met the evolving needs and standards for the customers and the railroad industry since it was founded in 1912.
James Aziz adds that the company is challenging itself through raising the bar because the company knows how to focus its strength with efficiency unmatched in the industry. Gregory J Aziz adds that the company has a deep sense of purpose and its true values. The company is known and trusted by its customers to build the highest quality railcars with consistent high on-time delivery performance. James Aziz points out that National Steel Cars is the only company certified ISO 9001:2008 and honored with the annual TTX SECO award consistently for over ten years.
Before becoming the President, Chairman and a Chief Executive of National Steel Cars, Greg Aziz had worked in the banking sector and also in the family business. The 68 years old entrepreneur, who was born in Ontario London and studied economics in Western University, Gregory J Aziz worked for his family business in 1971. The business involved the importation and distribution of fresh foods. The company was steered by James Aziz to become a top importer of fresh foods from Central and South America and also Europe. Then the company would distribute them to the markets in Eastern Canada and the United States of America. Greg Aziz has turned the company into a multinational.
Gregory J Aziz also committed to giving back to the community through National Steel Cars. The Company sponsors the United Ways, the Salvation Army, Theatre Aquarius, and Hamilton Opera among others. National Steel Cars also invites its former and current employees to the company’s annual Christmas party where they participate on the company’s major food drive for local food banks. James Aziz and his wife Irene are the sponsors of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair one of the most popular agricultural.