Gregory J Aziz was born on April 30th, 1949 in London, Ontario Canada to the parents of a wholesale food business. James Aziz went on to join that business and made substantial progress towards growing it into the company it is today. He joined the family business in 1971 and kick-started its growth.
Greg Aziz gained the knowledge needed for business at Ridley College and the University of Western Ontario. He graduated after majoring in economics.
Gregory James Aziz made the money he needed to purchase National Steel Car in the world of investing. In 1994 he finalized the purchase of National Steel Car from Dofasco.
During the first half decade as the head of National Steel Car, Greg Aziz transformed the company for the better. Shortly after purchasing the company, the freight car manufacturing went through a bad time. When the financial disaster was over only about 4 freight car producers were left standing in Canada. National Steel Car was miles ahead of the competition.
Greg Aziz and his company are also supporters of the local community. National Steel Car has sponsored productions at both Theatre Aquarius and the Hamilton Opera. Gregory Aziz also donates money to the United Way, the Salvation Army and other altruistic causes. The most notable charitable action is one that Aziz carries out every ear. Thanks to Aziz and his wife, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is able to operate every year. The fair is the largest agricultural festival in all of Canada.
History of National Steel Car
National Steel Car was founded in June 1912 under the name of the Imperial Car Company. This name only lasted a months’ time before it was renamed to its current title. National Steel Cars extensive history has qualified it to be considered North America’s number one freight car manufacturer.
National Steel Car is the only freight car company that is certified ISO 9001:2008 in the entire North American continent and has been honored nearly every year with the TTX SECO award. The National in National Steel Car may stand for Canada, but National Steel Car provides its products to companies all over North America, including CSX, one of the biggest railroad operators in the United States of America. Read This Article for additional information.