In today’s modern world, filled with new technologies that emerge on what can seem like a daily basis, it becomes easy for us to forget that the bulk of our raw resources and trade goods are still transported with the use of railway cars. For over 100 years there has been a mainstay in the railway industry, producing some of the highest quality railway cars, both freight cars as well as tank cars and that is National Steel Car.
National Steel Car was founded in 1912 by a small group of investors that were headed by Sir John Morison Gibson. This team had major levels of interest with Magor Car Corporation, who was at that time one of the best manufacturers of railway cars. Basil Magor was swiftly enlisted to spearhead the National Steel Car project.
The timing of the startup of National Steel Car could not have been at a more opportune time, this was during a great rise in the demand for rolling stock within Canada and so National Steel Car would go on to see a booming success for the next several decades.
It was not until just around the depression of the 1930’s that National Steel Car would begin to flounder, a lack of orders causing a serious issue for the company.
At one point during this tough time for National Steel Car the company resorted to fabricating outboard boat motors, bus bodies and motor trucks just to keep orders in and employees with work. Go Here for more information.
It was not until World War 2 that National Steel Car would see a return to booming success. The war efforts significantly increased demand for rolling stock and raw resources to be transported by rail. This prosperity continued for many years as a good working relationship with the United States was established.
In 1962 National Steel Car was purchased by Dofasco but by the 1990’s it had effectively given up on the company and it was purchased by National Industries Inc., owned by Gregory Aziz. It only took a few years for Greg to grow National Steel Car from a few hundred employees to several thousand, more than tripling the effective income of the company.
Greg Aziz’s business skills were groomed by being educated at the University of Western Ontario where he studied economics. He went on to join his family owned business of Affiliated Foods, an importer of fresh produce from all over the world.
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