Gregory James Aziz is a successful Canadian businessman in the railcar industry. He has a degree in economics that he acquired at Western University located in London, Ontario. Early in his career he was an investor in New York City. During his time investing in various companies, a Canadian company called National Steel Car came to his attention. This company had been designing and building railcars since 1912. At the time this company was owned by Dofasco who weren’t managing the company very well. In 1994 Greg J Aviz’s company, National Industries, Inc., bought National Steel Car with a mission of restoring it to its prior greatness.
Once Greg James started running National Steel Car as its president and chief executive officer he quickly set about changing the fortunes of this company and restoring it as the leading railroad freight car manufacturer in North America. By 2000 Greg James Aziz had greatly boosted employment at this firm, going from 500 employees to over 3,000. When he took over in 1994 they were building about 3,500 rail cars each year. In 2000 they had boosted this figure to 12,500. Additionally, for 18 years his company is the only one in the industry in North America that has been certified ISO 9001:2008. Their rail cars are now used by companies across Canada and the United States. See This Article for more information.
National Steel Car now produces many different types of railcars. Among these are boxcars, Gondola cars, Tank cars, and Hopper cars among others. Many companies buy their rail cars including among others Dow Chemicals, Waste Management, Inc., Canadian Pacific Railway, CSX, and Union Pacific.
Living in Hamilton, Ontario, Gregory J Aziz has supported the community in which he lives and conducts business. Every year National Steel Car conducts a huge food drive in order to fill the local foods banks pantries in the area.
He has also been a longtime sponsor of cultural institutions in the Hamilton community such as the Hamilton Opera and the Theatre Aquarius. He also makes large donations to international nonprofits including both the United Way and the Salvation Army. Additionally, he has sponsored the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair for many years which is one of the biggest fairs of its type in Canada.
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