Several business people including John Morrison Gibson of Basil Magor came together with the purpose of a national steel project in 1912. With a plant being set up in Ontario, it manufactured Canadian rolls which were in high demand. Business was blooming as National Steel Car began production of Box cars for Canadian Pacific Railways. Donald Symington and Robert Magor in the year 1919 made an astounding offer; thus, the company name changed to National Steel Corporation Limited.
The great depression of 1930 dealt a huge blow to the enterprise regarding innovation. It led the company to shift focus to motor trucks, bus bodies, and outboard for motor boats. However, WWII was able to revive National Steel Car back to its standards. The ownership again shifted to another company. Dofasco who bought the company in 1962 was unable to maintain the previous success; the company became acquired by National Industry Inc. owned by Gregory J Aziz in 1994. Within ten tears, Aziz had increased the number of employees by 2500 and increased the capacity of railcars to 9000 per annum.
Gregory James Aziz CEO to National Steel was born in London in 1949. He attended Ridley College and proceeded to major in economics at the University of Western Ontario. Afterwards, he joined his family business of wholesale food supply. Within 16 years in the company, Mr. Gregory had grown it to become a major importer in South America, Central America, and Europe. Between 1980 and 1994, Gregory James moved to investment banking in New York. At the moment National steel car leads in the production of car innovation. The immense growth has been attributed to the incredible efforts of its CEO, Gregory James Aziz. The Company managed to maintain its pole position in the last 18 years due to the broad research conducted in engineering and manufacturing. See More Information.
The company boasts of having thousands of new railroads freight cars as the backbone of its success. National steel Car currently produces box cars, coil car, flat car, hopper cars, tank cars and gondola cars. James Aziz has been able to manage clients such as; Canadian national railways, Dow chemicals, Agrium, Nova chemicals, Lafarge, Union Pacific among others.
It is worth noting that company has consistently won the TTX SECO highest quality award for more than two decades. As part of giving back to the community, National steel car is a major contributor to charities such as the Hamilton community, Salvation Army, and theatre aquariums.