Gregory James Aziz has established National Steel Car as a Hamilton Canada based company that is dedicated to improving and supporting its community. National Steel Car Company and Gregory J Aziz have sponsored Theatre Aquarius, the United Way, the Hamilton Opera and several other charities such as the Salvation Army. Thousands of current and previous National Steel Car employees have attended the yearly company Christmas party and have helped with the yearly food drive that helps stock the shelves of local area food pantries. With a deep-rooted sense of appreciation for the surrounding community, Greg Aziz along with his wife sponsors the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair annually.
Mr. Greg Aziz was born in London Ontario in 1949. He attended Ridley College and later graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a major in economics. Right out of college in 1971 Greg began working for his family business. The Aziz family had a family owned wholesale food business. This business distributed fresh food products to grocery stores all across the United States and Canada the food distribution company grew over the sixteen years that Greg was working there and in the time expanded to import from central and South America as well as European imports. Visit This Page.
Greg Aziz purchased National Steel Car from Dofasco in 1994. Greg has high expectations of transforming National Steel Car from the Canadian giant it already was to a worldwide leader in steal car manufacturing. Greg has a firm understanding of how strong the engineering capabilities of National Steel Car were. He was able to expand the company’s manufacturing from about 3500 rail cars annually to twelve thousand rail cars manufactured yearly. With the increase in rail car production came the increase of employment opportunities for National Steel Car. In the first twelve years of ownership, Greg Aziz increased his staff size from six hundred employees to over three thousand employees. National Steel Car has become an industry leader in new car design and innovation. Currently, National Steel Car is the only North America based railroad freight car, engineering and manufacturing company that is certified ISO 9001:2008. Under Greg Aziz’s leadership as chairman, CEO and President, National Steel Car has earned the TTX SECO highest quality award every year since 1996.