Angus Cooper’s son, Ervin, joined his family’s business. He married, had two sons (Angus II and David), and went on to personally direct the firm’s expansion to ports throughout the U.S. Both sons set out on a seemingly impossible mission: To grow the business worldwide and compete internationally with the biggest maritime firms in the world. Their sons, Angus III, Scott & David, Jr. worked after school, summers and holidays, learning the complex business that was “in their blood”. Today’s Cooper/T. Smith is a progressive and innovative organization employing thousands worldwide. The company impacts an astonishing array of industries throughout the world, from agriculture, energy and chemicals to construction, food service and tourism.