Canadian-based rolling stock maker National Steel Car has just entered into two lucrative contracts with Canadian National Railway. The contracts spell more full-time jobs for the Canadian workforce, and a lot more money for the long-standing rail stock builder. Not bad for a company that has been around since 1912. National Steel Car is the longest running rolling stock maker in Canada, and presently the biggest one as well. Its recent surge of success can be attributed to just one man. Current CEO and Chairman of the Board Gregory James Aziz.
Gregory James Aziz is an investor, businessman, top-level executive, and philanthropist who has made quite a name for himself. Many argue that Aziz is one of the most famous people around. An alumni of Western Ontario University, Aziz began his illustrious career with his parent’s business. His parents had managed wholesale food seller Affiliated Foods for decades before Aziz stepped in. His instincts and business savvy led the wholesaler to some of its most profitable returns. Returns Gregory Aziz was able to capitalize on by expanding the business on a global scale. Aziz left the business and spent a few years in the finance realm. In 1994 he purchased National Steel Car and the rest has been history.
James Aziz is a firm advocate of the workforce, and dedicates his attention to the them above all else. He believes a good quality product is born of the workplace quality around it. This is why he strives to make his employees as happy as possible. Something he does well apparently as National Steel Car has an ongoing waiting list for applications. Gregory Aziz provides generous incentives, high pay, wonderful benefits, and an open environment for his workforce. He listens to their needs, trusts in their instincts, and supports their innovations. The quality of their environment shows itself in their work, as NSC is a regular recipient of quality awards.
Aziz stated that the boost in jobs the contract will provide will benefit the surrounding economy. CN is purchasing 1,000 new grain hopper cars which they will receive over the course of two years. This contact is the first of two, the second being an ongoing order for 350 center beam lumber cars. One of the first things Aziz did upon taking over National Steel Car was to up its annual output. In the first five years he increased workforce and output exponentially which continues to pay off today.
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