Gregory Aziz: Experienced Entrepreneur And Business Builder And Generous Philanthropist

National Steel Car is a company that’s on the rise once again. Founded in 1912, the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada based company had established a reputation for designing, engineering and producing some of the finest railroad freight cars in the world. But the company had fallen on hard times and become a mere shell of its former self until Gregory James Aziz bought it in 1994. Over the past 24 years, he has built on the company’s expertise, invested in capital upgrades to the technology and facilities and hired over 2,400 workers to increase the company’s manufacturing capacity.


By 1999, National Steel Car’s annual output had risen to 12,000 from the 3,500 the company had been producing when Aziz purchased the company. It is now North America’s only railroad freight car producer with ISO 9001:2008 certification. Since 1996, the company has won the top railroad freight car producer award given by TTX SECO every year. And the success National Steel Car has enjoyed has helped to significantly improve the quality of life for the people in the Hamilton, Ontario community. The community is once again vibrant and dynamic with a bright outlook for the future.


Now chairman, CEO and president of National Steel Car, Gregory J Aziz has been very generous in his support of the institutions in the Hamilton community. He regularly makes large donations to the local branches of the United Way and the Salvation Army. He is also a major supporter of the local food banks, the Hamilton Opera and the Aquarius Theatre. Greg Aziz is a major sponsor for a fair that is very popular among Canadians, the annual Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Plus, each year at the Christmas party, CEO Greg Aziz along with the management and staff of National Steel Car hold a major fundraiser to benefit Hamilton’s food banks. View More Information Here.


A native of London, Ontario and University of Western Ontario graduate with an economics degree, Greg Aziz worked with his family’s wholesale food supply company for over a decade and a half before buying National Steel Car. He helped it become a top supplier of fresh food to markets throughout Canada and the U.S. before drawing on his investment banking connections to get the funding to acquire National Steel Car. The experience Greg Aziz gained building his family’s food supply company provided valuable business management experience which has benefitted him at National Steel Car.


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