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Granite Falls manufacturer's products at work in faraway places

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GRANITE FALLS -- Luis Rojas can joke that his is a high-pressure job, but the stress is real enough.

He is the head of a 55-person crew responsible for keeping the rail cars rolling for C.V.G. Ferrorminera Orinoco, C.A., at its massive iron ore mining operation near Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. The operation relies on 1,784 railcars to move some 30 million tons of unprocessed iron ore each year, according to the company's Web site.

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