National Steel Car celebrated their centenary anniversary in June 2012. The engineering and manufacturing firm has withstood the tests of time to become the undisputed number one railroad freight car maker in the whole of North America. The production line has continued to churn out superior quality products in the midst of global debacles like the World Wars and the Great Depression.
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In 1912, the company went by the name Imperial Car Company. Barely a month after launching, the founders of Imperial Car Company, led by the then Governor of Ontario, Sir John Gibson renamed the company to National Steel Car.
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The firm’s impeccable reputation grew quickly thanks to the sheer innovation that went into the production of the rail cars. The owners pulled all stops to make sure that they only hired and retained the best engineers, customer care representatives and other core staff at the manufacturing firm. The proficient staff devised a plethora of measures to curb the manufacturing inefficiencies that were rampant in the other competing firms. Once the company streamlined their manufacturing processes, profits started trickling in and, they haven’t abated since.
National Steel Car operates with a vision, commitment, and passion to produce nothing short of the best freight rail cars on the continent
In the over 100 years, NSC has enjoyed a huge monopoly on the Canadian rail cars manufacturing scene. No wonder, it has scooped the prestigious Rolling Stock manufacturing awards for three times. It’s no surprise that the firm is today, the only railcar engineering company with an ISO: 9001 2008 certification. Additionally, the establishment has won the highly coveted TTX SECO awards more times than any other registered railcar company in the world.
The leading Canadian manufacturer changed ownership in 1962 when it was acquired by Dofasco. Dofasco had a tough time running the firm. In 1994, Dofasco gladly sold the company to Greg Aziz of National Industries. View More Information Here.
Enter Greg Aziz
By the year 2000, Greg Aziz had transformed NSC into a global manufacturing powerhouse. Under James Aziz, the firm diversified its portfolio by adding extra services and products. Aziz also embarked on an ambitious hiring spree that saw the company’s staff grow from a modest 500 to over 3,000 employees.
Thanks to the sharp business intuition of Gregory J. Aziz, NSC upped its production levels from a measly 3,500 to 12,500 quality rail cars per annum. Greg J. Aziz serves as both the firm’s President and CEO.