National Steel Car is one of the oldest and most successful rails and tracks car manufacturers in North America. National Steel was launched in 1912 by a group of investors under the leadership of one Sir Morison Gipson. The headquarters are in Hamilton Ontario. National Steel Car began making small contracts for the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian Northern Railway. In 1919 it was acquired by Donald Symington and Robert Magor of Baltimore and Magor Car Corp respectively.
The company went on to do well until the 1930 depression period when it was faced with fierce competition. In response to the race, National Steel Car upped their game and began expanding its operations and using technology to their advantage.
In 1962 Dofasco acquired National Steel Car and eventually sold it to the National Industries owned by Gregory James Aziz.
When Gregory Aziz acquired National Steel Car, he recognized the company’s potential and mapped out a plan to expand and develop it. Despite the fact that National Steel Car has been on the top three Canadian rail car manufacturers since it began operating, Gregory knew that there was still room for improvement. Just six years after he became the Chief Executive Officer of National Steel Car, Greg had managed to increase the production capacity from 3500 to 12500 railcars yearly. He was able to do this by embracing technology and increasing the number of workers from 500 to three thousand.
Under Gregory Aziz, National Steel Car has been the recipient of the TTX SECO award for 13 consecutive years. It is also the only rolling stock company in North America to receive and ISO Certification. National Steel Car is currently the leading rolling stock manufacturers among the few remaining in Canada and North America in General. Read This Article for related information.
Before becoming the Chief Executive Officer of National Steel Car, Greg Aziz was running National Industries Inc. the company to which National Steel Car is a subsidiary. He also worked in the banking industry in New York for several years. However, Gregory’s first job after graduating from the University of Western Ontario was working with his father in their wholesale food company which is still thriving up to date.
Gregory James Aziz is also an active humanitarian. He and his wife have partnered on several occasions to sponsor a variety of activities in Canada. He also leads National Steel Car’s humanitarian endeavors like the donations towards the Hamilton Opera and participation in the Ontario food drive annually.