Back in 1949 the parents of Gregory James Aziz likely had no idea how incredibly successful their son would end up being by 2018. Starting his journey in London, Ontario, Greg James Aziz had quite the business work ethic handed down to him as the son of parents who worked diligently in the wholesale food field. He earned his Economics education at the University of Western Ontario where he would utilize his new-found skill set to help catapult the family business, Affiliated Foods, to eventually distribute foods to the United States as well as the Canadian market.
When it was time for a change Greg Aziz facilitated the massive business deal of transferring ownership of the railroad car company, National Steel Car from Dofasco back in the 1990’s. At that present time, the railcar manufacturer had six hundred employees, and the capability to create three thousand five hundred cars on a yearly basis. In a mere five years, Gregory J Aziz managed to successfully grow the company to bode a few thousand workers and manufacture some twelve thousand cars.
It doesn’t end just in the production growth either, as Mr. Aziz saw early on the vast importance of retaining happy employees. It’s one thing to watch a company expand and accrue a ton of employees, but it’s another factor to watch them continue to stay with your firm year after year. The employee base has been so satisfied with the way that Greg was doing business that during their annual holiday party many of the previous workers return for the event to see everyone. That sense of community is rare to find in the corporate world in 2018, and the National Steel Car has clearly perfected it. Find Additional Information Here.
James Aziz’s supportive ways don’t end there either as the CEO and President of the railcar business and his wife try to make an impact on their local region through food bank drives, being sponsors of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, and assisting with local charities such as the United Way. As you can see, it’s crystal clear that Greg had a vision in the 90’s taking over the freight business and the company is sure to have continued success in the coming years.