Founded in 1912, National Steel Car was an immediate success in the Steel Car industry; producing passenger and freight train cars in a period of extraordinary demand. Their progress surprised investors and workers alike, quickly rising to become an industry leader within its first few years of opening. After the great depression, however, the company experienced either lagged growth or outright decline. The business stayed alive, however it paled in comparison to what it had once been.
Gregory James Aziz changed all that when his company purchased Steel Car in 1994. In just six short years, he effectively increased the worker staff from 500 to 3,000 employees. He also nearly quadrupled their annual production output, a figure that is almost unheard of in any line of business. Today, Steel Car is the number one North American supplier of rail cars for the United States and Canada; not to mention being a major player in the global market.
A Canadian native, Greg Aziz was born and raised in London, Ontario; not far from where the National Steel Car headquarters are located today in Hamilton, Ontario. His initial education took place at Ridley college; followed by the University of Western Ontario where he received his Degree in Economics. This academic background gave him the foundation he needed to be successful in his family’s wholesale food business, where he spent the earlier stages of his career.
This experience eventually led him to New York where he would take part in a series of successful investments that gave him the capital he needed to purchase the once great National Steel. He knew that there was a demand in railroad industry, and that there was also not a particularly large number of competitors. Seeing this opportunity, he decided to purchase the company, and transform it into the profitable business that it is today.
Today, Steel Car specialized in cargo transport trains and the transportation of any material substance, solid or liquid. The modern industrial world has Gregory J Aziz to thank for the efficiency and speed at which materials are able to be transported. Without his advances in the field, North American industry may not have evolved to the point it is at today. See More Information here.