Gregory James Aziz is the Chairman, President & CEO of National Steel Company, one of the world’s leading railway freight car manufacturers and a subsidiary of National Industries, Inc.
When Greg James Aziz purchased the 100-year old company in 1994, it was floundering with 600 employees manufacturing about 3,500 railroad cars per year. Greg Aziz gave the company new life and purpose. Just 5 years after he acquired it, National Steel Company grew to 3,000 employees, manufacturing over 12,000 cars per year in addition to replacement parts.
Innovation and Excellence:
When Greg purchased the company, he had a vision and strategy for where he wanted to company to go. He wanted to build on the company’s history as a renowned freight and tank car manufacturer by building on its’ legacy. Greg led the company to expand production of their freight cars including boxcars, coil, gondola, hopper and tank cars.
In addition, they began increasing production of common railcar replacement components including fulcrum brackets, brake piping, body bolsters and more.
To bolster customer confidence, the company was focused on achieving and exceeding industry requirements. Today, the entire line meets or exceeds all AAR requirements and was granted an ISO 9001:2008 certification for their best-in-industry standards. They have also been honored with the annual TTX SECO award for 10 consecutive years. For more information, visit www.steelcars.com.
Looking to the Future:
Always one to look forward, Gregory James Aziz believes the company will continue to produce innovative new products as the railroad industry and clients demand.
Under Greg’s tutelage, the company has become synonymous with quality, excellence and attention to detail. He believes that the company’s true value is its’ dedicated workforce that is responsible for the company continually moving forward.
As North America’s railcar leader, they look forward to the future and providing more valued customers with the quality products they need to keep “moving down the track.” Get Additional Information Here.
Giving Back to the Community:
The company believes in giving back by sponsoring events that enrich and support the community like Theatre Aquarius, the Hamilton Opera, the United Way, local food banks and the Salvation Army. Greg and his wife Irene are sponsors of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, which takes place each November in Toronto. It the largest gathering of the best the area has to offer including local food, equestrian competitions and other family-oriented events.