The Story of National Steel Car’s Rapid Growth

Gregory James Aziz has done incredible things to bolster the reputation of National Steel Car. He has been with the company for over two decades. He first came to the company after working with the leadership team of National Steel Car during his days as an investment banker in New York City. The leadership team at the time was so impressed with Greg Aziz that they decided to make him an offer to join their company in a leadership capacity. He decided to accept and left his job in New York to relocate to Hamilton, Ontario to become a part of National Steel Car’s team.

The company has rapidly grown under the direction of Gregory James Aziz. In fact, National Steel Car is now the largest producer of steel freight railway cars in all of North America. It is also one of the largest producers in the entire world. Greg Aziz and his team are known for relentlessly pursuing absolute excellence in both the manufacturing and engineering of steel railway cars. The company is also known for its commitment to consistently innovate within the sector.

When Greg Aziz joined National Steel Car the company was producing around 3,500 steel rail cars each year. In just under five years he grew that number to more than 12,000. Additionally, he also hired a fleet of new manufacturers and engineers. This new wave of hires grew the number of employees by more than 400%. National Steel Car has been certified ISO 9001:2008 for nearly 20 years. National Steel Car has also earned the prestigious TTX SECO award for top quality since 1996.

Gregory Aziz is also incredibly passionate about making sure that his company is a true part of the town and that National Steel Car is always giving back to the people of Hamilton. First of all, every year National Steel Car is the host of a massive holiday celebration. Every single employee, both current employees as well as anyone who has ever worked at National Steel Car, is invited to bring their entire families out to enjoy the festivities.

 

National Steel Car provides the food, drinks and entertainment. So many people are, or have been, employees of the company (which is a staple of the town’s economy) that the event usually turns into more of a town celebration than a party for just one company. Personally, Gregory J. Aziz and his wife are annual sponsors of the largest winter harvest festival in Canada. Visit This Page to learn more.