Gregory James Aziz stood in front of a nervous audience. Trepidation saturated the room as many people thought that their jobs and their livelihoods were in danger. Greg James Aziz was here to calm their worries.
The reason everybody was scared was that the United States had joined hands with the Canadian government to pass stricter regulations throughout the continent of North America on the entire railway industry. These regulations had made dozens of other rail companies obsolete leading to many layoffs industrywide. The people who were working with National Steel Car felt that this meeting Greg James Aziz had called could only be the announcement that they all were fired and would need to look for new employment soon. Of course, that is not why Greg Aziz called them there that day.
Greg Aziz had called them all there that day to share with them the good news. Greg Aziz began by explaining to them that he had foreseen these regulations passing for many years in advance. It was true that he had hired lobbyists to continue arguing for his case, as well is the case of the entire rail industry, but he knew it was only a matter of time before the lobbyists were no longer able to influence law.
It was then that he had told them the good news.
While the new regulations have put dozens of their competitors out of business, National Steel Car had prepared for these regulations long in advance. Years ago Greg Aziz had sat down with the head of the research and development department of National Steel Car, and together they engineered a rail car that would be able to meet the strictest of regulations. They were able to produce a car that emitted 95% fewer gas emissions, consumed 60% less water, and was able to travel twice as far. In other words, he was telling them that not only could National Steel Car compete in this new environment, but it alone could thrive. The company received TTX SECO award for quality, for over a decade and ISO have recognized the growth of the company awarding it the ISO 9001:2008 certification.
The applause that resounded throughout the room was thunderous indeed. A wave of gratitude rose from where the people were standing and went up to the podium where Greg Aziz stood. He had just told them that they all still had their jobs and livelihood and probably were looking at promotions and raises as well. Visit This Page to learn more.
National Steel Car would go on to celebrate its centennial birthday in business.