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Gregory James Aziz Revitalizes Aging Rolling Stock August 29, 2018

 

National Steel Car boasts 100 years of engineering excellence, top-level manufacturing and deep obligation to quality. Presently, National Steel Car holds a reputation as the leading rolling stock manufacturer in North America. It is also its largest. Most of this is due to the dedication of one man, Gregory James Aziz, who has led the company since 1994.

Greg Aziz purchased NSC from Dofasco using profits from his investment banking during the 80’s. The company has always been a top producer of freight and tank cars, but its success had tapered off heading into the 90s. Aziz not only revitalized the company and restored its former grace, but he ascended NSC to an even higher echelon of success. This is because he made the cornerstone of the company its workforce. National Steel Car is a dynamic innovator that drives forward using principles and values. It mirrors the work ethic of Aziz, who still serves as chairman and CEO.

Gregory James Aziz is an alumnus of Ridley College and the University of Western Ontario. His major was in economics, but he left early due to political developments. In 1971 he took the reins of his parent’s wholesale food business, Affiliated Foods. Within a span of 16 years Aziz was able to expand Affiliated foods to a wider distribution and pull in some of the highest profits the business ever experienced. Affiliated foods became a worldwide supplier of European foods serving major market across Easter Canada and the U.S. Aziz left Affiliated Foods for the world of investment banking, and then went on to purchase NSC.

 

Gregory James Aziz brought business expertise, good judgement, instincts and the winning ethic that benefitted Affiliated Foods with him. His first act as CEO and owner was to boost production from 3,500 cars a year to 12,500. He also increased the workforce from 500 to 3,000.

Aziz’s work ethic focuses intently on the worker. He realizes that the workforce is the most important aspect, which his why he goes out of his way to take care of them. Greg Aziz pays his workers well, supplies them with top-grade benefits, supports their creativity, and creates bonuses and incentives for good work. At National Steel Car employees feel as though they are part of a family. This ethic breeds loyalty, spurs quality work, and ensures longevity. Employees working for NSC do provide a large turnover, most content with their jobs and devoid of interest in leaving. Go Here to learn more.

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