National Steel Car is one of the crowning gems in Canadian manufacturing. The company has been around since its founding in 1912 and is currently headquartered in Hamilton, Ontario. It was founded by several notable investors that were led by entrepreneur Sir John Morrison Gibson. The goal of the company was to lead the country in the production of train cars and to set a new standard for the industry in levels of production and quality of stock cars produced. In their early years the company made huge strides from a high volume of orders from Canadian Pacific Railway and soon became recognized as an industry leader and a well-known name in Canadian manufacturing.
The company also flourished through the Great Depression and turned its manufacturing capabilities to other entities that were needed such as busses, motor boats and trucks, while still providing stock cars. They saw resumed growth as World War Two descended and the need for manufacturing of stock cars increased rapidly. In fact, National Steel Car has been in the top three rolling stock options for over 100 years, since its founding. Today, it is the leader in the production of stock cars in all of North America and frequently exports to the United States and Mexico. Check Out This Article.
National Steel Car was bought by a company in 1962, which was a loss for Canadian manufacturing. In 1994 there was a successful purchase of National Steel Car so that it once again was in Canadian hands. This purchase was led by Gregory J Aziz.
Soon, Greg James Aziz joined National Steel Car where he brought the company to new heights. In his first four years serving as CEO of National Steel Car Greg James Aziz brought the production of stock cars from 3,000 to around 12,500. This was a gigantic feat for the company. He also grew it from working exclusively in Canada to all of North America and built a name for it that would make it one of the top leaders of stock car production in North America.
Greg Aziz is known as an innovator, who highly values company culture and the power of his staff. He made it a mission to hire the most highly talented engineers and manufacturers to make sure that National Steel Car was known for its talented team and their design accomplishments. National Steel Car continues to make innovative strides in the field and to have accomplishments other companies aspire to.