Hamilton Ontario’s National Steel Car has welcomed an announcement by North American harmonized regulations for the production of safer and hardy rail tank cars to transport flammable liquids. There have been several accidents in the United States and Canada, which have evidently emphasized that the safety of the rail system in North America needs improvements. Gregory James Aziz, the chairman, and CEO of National Steel Car was present during the announcement and expressed how pleased he was with the move to harmonize the regulations.
About Gregory J Aziz
Greg Aziz is one of the most known entrepreneurs on the North American business front. He is the Chairman, President, and CEO of National Steel Car, a global leader in the engineering and manufacturing of railroad freight cars based in Hamilton, Ontario. Born in London, Ontario in 1949, he attended the Ridley College, and later the University of Western Ontario where he majored in economics.
Greg Aziz started his career early, and by 1971, he joined Affiliated Foods, a family-owned wholesale food business. The business grew substantially over two decades, becoming a leading importer of fresh foods from across Europe and other markets. James Aziz then pursued several roles in investment banking in the 80s and early 90s. In 1994, he was able to purchase National Steel Car from owners Dofasco. From then, he has been able to restore the company to its former glory as the leading road rail freight car company. See This Article to learn more.
About National Steel Car
National Steel Car has earned its reputation as a leading manufacturer of rail road freight cars due to its over 100 years of excellence in engineering, manufacturing, and a strong commitment to quality. Greg Aziz emphasized a lot on the engineering excellence at National Steel Car and provided the financing and human resources needed for the company to increase production. At the time of acquisition, National Steel Car could only produce 3,500 units, and by 1999 the capacity had risen to 12,000 units. Consequently, the staff also grew from about 600 to 3,000.
Under Greg Aziz’s leadership, National Steel Car has stayed relentless in its pursuit of excellence. It is the only North American rail road engineering and manufacturing company that has ISO certification and has frequently received the TTX SECO highest quality award in the past two decades. National Steel Car remains committed to the Hamilton community as a whole by providing employment opportunities, as well as sponsoring various causes like the Theatre Aquarius, the Salvation Army, and even the Hamilton Opera.