For over 100 years, the National Steel Company has built a reputation as North America’s leading manufacturer of railroad freight and other bulk cars. However, the company is not an instant success. In the years after the 1930s, the depression significantly affected the company’s profitability. By 1990, the business had experienced several slumps and booms. The owners then, Dofasco, sold the company to National Industries Incorporation.
Gregory Aziz, CEO and Chairman of National Industries Inc, was among the executives that oversaw the transaction. After the acquisition, Gregory Aziz focused on transforming the business into its current position. He prioritized building a strong team, better capacity, growth, and innovation. Today, the people at National Steel Car are the company’s greatest asset. They are diverse, innovative, dynamic, and value conscious. Greg Aziz encourages the team to endeavor to set trends and challenge each other.
“Purpose” is the key driver of Gregory James Aziz and his colleagues. In building a successful brand, they leverage great relationships with suppliers, customers, competitors, and regulators. The company’s objective is to offer consistent, quality railcars that deliver the top performance. They are committed to honoring the company’s traditions, aiming for excellence and quality, staying at the top and always surging forward.
Gregory Aziz’s National Steel Car is the sole ISO 9001:2008 certified company in North America. The company is a recipient of the TTX SECO award that it has received continuously over the last ten years. Aware of the previous success, Greg hopes to continue leading the team to achieve excellence and deliver current consumer needs as well as stay at the top globally.
National steel Car has supported several community projects in Hamilton. Their greatest contribution to the Hamilton community to date is the creation of numerous employment opportunities. The company currently employs over 2000 people up from the 600 in 1994. Strong commitment to leadership and job building enabled National Steel car to increase its production capacity to 12000 cars annually from 3500. The company also sponsored the Hamilton Opera and Theatre Aquarius. See This Page.
Greg is an alumnus of Ridley College and previously worked as an investment banker. He spent some time working at his family’s business. His efforts helped grow the family business, Affiliated foods, to an international outfit with many supply and distribution networks in the major market areas in Europe and variety of products and services to offer. Greg Aziz and his wife support the Canadian Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.