The cornerstone of National Steel Car is its people. The National Steel Car team is our most important and valued asset.
Since its founding in 1912, National Steel Car has designed and manufactured railcars that meet and exceed the evolving needs and standards of our customers and the railroad industry.
With over 100 years of excellence in engineering, manufacturing and a commitment to quality, National Steel Car’s team and management group have constantly challenged themselves and raised the bar. Focusing on our strengths, with efficiencies unmatched in the rail industry, we have earned a reputation as North America’s leading railcar manufacturer.
Emphasizing National Steel Car’s strong engineering and manufacturing capabilities and team-building, and through considerable human and capital investment, the company expanded manufacturing capacity from 3,500 cars per year in 1994 to 12,000 cars per year by 1999.
National Steel Car’s team is the strongest in North America. Our results are even stronger. Today, thanks to our relentless pursuit of excellence in engineering, manufacturing and a commitment to quality, National Steel Car leads the industry in new car innovation.
National Steel Car’s best-in-class railcars are manufactured on five fully integrated assembly lines. Led by a team with unmatched capabilities, each line employs state-of-the-art manufacturing and finishing processes, including robotics, CNC parts fabrication and semi-automated assembly.
National Steel Car’s facility in Hamilton, Ontario, stands proudly as the largest ‘single site’ railcar plant in North America. This state-of-the-art facility employs over 2,000 team members.
We are the only railcar company certified ISO 9001:2008, a testament to our dedication and pride in workmanship. We have been honoured with the TTX SECO award consistently for over a decade.
National Steel Car’s relentless pursuit of excellence and continued hard work will ensure the company remains North America’s leader in railcar manufacturing.