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Gregory Aziz, Defining Steel Railroad Cars Production

As the top executive of an industry leading manufacturing company, Gregory James Aziz is invested in innovative railroad freight car engineering. With his early beginnings in Canada, Aziz attended the University of Western Ontario. At first, the notion of beginning a career as a railroad freight car manufacturer wasn’t yet on the horizon. Instead in 1971, he earned his undergraduate degree in Economics, and then joined the family’s fresh food import business. After working there for sixteen years, Greg Aziz later enjoyed a career in the banking industry. Then in 1994, he was able to obtain capital investment support to purchase National Steel Car. When Dofasco sold him the company, his vision was to prosper as a railroad car manufacturer.

Not only did he succeed with his original vision to grow from a Canadian steel car manufacturer in a North American one; but National Steel Car went on to become internationally known. Thanks in part to highly quality engineering and team-oriented production; Greg James Aziz took the annual manufacturing capacity from 3,500 to 12,000 railroad cars, in just five years’ time. Aziz’ plan is to expand to North America and build railroad car manufacturer plants. For over a decade, National Steel Car has received the honor of being named the recipient of the TTX SECO award. A designation which is awarded for consistency in manufacturing excellence. As a supplier of railroad cars, Greg Aziz has proven that National Steel Car has what it takes to continue to dominate the industry.

 

National Steel Car sits alone atop the leaderboard in innovative engineering. Given the competition in the railroad cars industry, this is a feat in and of itself. As such, National Steel Car is the only freight car engineering and manufacturer company with ISO 9001:2008 certification. ISO is an international quality management certificate, which denotes a manufacturer that adheres to the highest standards in product and service. As Chairman, President and CEO, Greg Aziz has been at the forefront of National Steel Car industry leading recognition. Recognition which includes being recertified for 18 years straight. Quite an impressive history for a railroad car manufacturing, engineering and production company. But, that isn’t all there is to National Steel Car and the Hamilton, Ontario community. National Steel Car also actively supports numerous cultural and non-profit organizations, including the Salvation Army, the United Way and the Hamilton Opera and the Theatre Aquarius. Additional Information Here.

 

An Inside Look at Brad Reifler

Brad Reifler is an entrepreneur. He is currently the CEO of Forefront Advisory, and Forefront Capital Management. Reifler has more than 30 years of experience in the business.

Reifler graduated with a degree in Economics and Political Science from Bowdoin College. The following year, Reifler founded his first company; Reifler Trading Corporation. The Company was so successful that Refco eventually bought the company. Reifler managed Retco’s Institutional Sales Desk where he oversaw sales and execution of global derivatives, as well as creating custom investment programs for institutional and high net worth clients.

During this time, Reifler founded and served as the CEO of Pali Capital. Reifler led the company to over $200 million in profits, and opened offices all around the World. Reifler serves as Director at Symmetry Property Development LLC, as well as ITG Market Research, ROOT Exchange, and ITG Investment Research. Reifler also serves as an independent director of Sino Mercury Acquisition Corporation. Reifler has served on many different boards, including Foresight Research Solutions and the European American Investment Bank. Reifler has spoken out about his passion for the world of investing. Reifler has appeared on Yahoo Finance and Reuters, among other outlets.

Currently, Reifler’s focus is on Forefront Capital. Due to a number of subsidiaries under the Forefront umbrella, Reifler is able to attract top investment advisers, bankers, and business leaders to the firm. Many of the opportunities available to the firm are primarily due to the networking of the community.

The latest venture from Reifler and Forefront Capital is the Forefront Income Trust. Due to the increasing wage gap between upper and middle class Americans, the Forefront Income Trust is focused on finance opportunities where higher yields are made to help reduce the risk that naturally comes with potentially high yielding investment products. They want to open up to the middle class, and really make things happen.