Factory may be forced to close after losing Girl Scouts' business

PASSAIC - A business may have to shut down its factory in Passaic after operating for more than 40 years. Workers at the Jackie Evans factory have made more than 1 million pieces of clothing for the Girl Scouts of America. But when owner Mario Monaco called this week, he was told there haven?t been new orders because it was taking its business to China. He says the loss would be devastating to the company. The Monaco family and Passaic Mayor Alex Blanco are now seeking government help or grants to keep prices competitive and to keep the factory open. The company has until Nov. 15 to submit a proposal to save the jobs at the factory.Due to the outcry, the Girl Scouts says it will only take future bids from companies based in the United States.

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