National Steel Car is a highly prominent producer and manufacturer of steel railway cars that are meant to carry freight at long distances. The company is based in Hamilton, Ontario and is one of the largest producers of freight cars designed for railway use in the entire world. The company is a national treasure of Canada and has been around for over one hundred years.
The founding of National Steel Car was the sole result of six business men that were prominent in the Hamilton community. They gathered together one day after seeing how fast the railroad industry was picking up throughout Canada and the United States. At the time, Canada had no significant role in picking up a slice of the railroad pie that was so monetarily significant in the United States. The six businessmen thought that Hamilton, Ontario would be the perfect location to start a company that would pick up that slice of railroad business.
They then launched National Steel Car, (which was originally founded under Imperial Steel Car Inc.) and got into the specific business of manufacturing steel freight cars designed for railroad use. The company was founded with strong ethics and a desire to outshine the United States in terms of being a leader of the manufacturing of said railroad cars.
Today, those ethics still stand. National Steel Car is now a global leader in the production of steel railway freight cars and has continued to grow each year in terms of volume of freight cars produced as well as reputation. The company is now led by Gregory J Aziz, the company’s Chief Executive Officer and President. He has stayed true to the original founders’ ethics as well as the company culture of always putting its employees first on every occasion, as well as making it a great place to work.
Gregory J. Aziz was hired by National Steel Car into a leadership role in 1994 after the company’s leadership did business with him while he was in a successful role at a leading investment banking company in New York City. They were so impressed by his leadership skills and knack for business development that they successfully wooed him away from his position at the investment banking firm. Go Here for related Information.
He has greatly grown the volume of steel freight railway cars manufactured every year, as well as increased the number of employees by over 2,000 people. He has launched the company into becoming a global leader in the railway car manufacturing industry.
The company received TTX SECO award for quality, for over a decade and recognized the growth of the company awarding it the ISO 9001:2008 certification.