Swiff-Train Co. is a family-owned business established more than 60 years ago. Joseph Swiff and his son-in-law, Herbert Train, founded the company in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1937. It began operations with the reprocessing of loose cotton. Train, gaining knowledge and experience, expanded the import/export operations to include steel products and other commodities, such as chemicals and agricultural products. Today, ST Global, as the import/export division is named, continues to provide an active conduit to worldwide business. Under Train's leadership, the floor covering and surfaces division began operations in 1959. Today, Swiff-Train Co., operated by Train's sons and family, em ploys approximately 100 people engaged in the wholesale surfacing business, with locations in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Victoria, Harlingen, Houston, Austin and Dallas.