The achievements of Gregory Aziz

September 10, 2017

Gregory James Aziz is the chief executive officer and president of the National Steel car, a company that is known across the globe for manufacturing railroad freight car. The company is based in Hamilton, Ontario. Gregory J. Aziz was born in the year 1949, at a place known as Ontario, London. He attended the Ridley College and later the University of Western Ontario, where he majored in economics. Upon completion of his studies, Greg James Aziz joined his family business that was known as Affiliated Foods.


Affiliated Foods majored on selling commercial foods. Within 16 short years, the company had been recognized across the world. It became the number one importer of fresh foods from Europe, South, and Central America. The products would later be distributed to various fresh wholesale markets in the United States of America as well as Eastern Canada.


After a while, Greg Aziz joined the investment banking industry in New York. He dedicated himself to this industry from the late 1980s and the early 90’s. In the year 1994, Greg purchased the National Steel Car from a company that was known as Dofasco. His primary goal was to make the company that was once so great in Canada the number one railroad freight car manufacturer in the whole of North America. The company has some qualities that made it shine and thrive. It had the best engineering capacities, team building, not forgetting to mention the substantial human and capital investment. Initially, the corporation had a manufacturing capacity of 3,500 cars in each year. By the time of its purchase, the company manufactured 12,000 vehicles. The number of employees too grew from 600 to about 3,000


National Steel Car has relentlessly been in the pursuit of excellence in the engineering and manufacturing sector. The dedication to becoming the best has been rewarded heavily. National Steel Car is today the industry leader as far as new car innovation is concerned. It has also continued to build new railroad freight cars every year. For the last 18 years, the company has carried the mantle of being the only certified company manufacturing railroad freight cars.


Besides making the railroad freight cars, the organization is known for supporting community organizations, it, for instance, sponsors the Theatre Aquarius, the United Way among many other charities. Each year, the employees of National Steel Car and their families attend a Christmas party organized by the company, they also participate in a food drive.


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