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Europe Germany's secret to staving off the eurocrisis? Manufacturing.

Germany is 'strong and growing' more than almost any other Western economic power, thanks in large part to the country's dedication to its small- and mid-sized manufacturing companies.

By Isabelle de PommereauCorrespondent / October 25, 2012

Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

For years, people in this tranquil northern Bavarian town turned a deaf ear when outsiders ridiculed Germany for holding on to what the world saw as an outdated industrial model.