A Monroe City manufacturer is out of business for the moment after its electric service was shut off Thursday morning.

The city disconnected the electric service at Arcadia Metalcrafts shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday.

Monroe City officials say Arcadia had run up an electric bill of over $260,000 over the last two months.

The company had offered to pay the city $20,000 per week, but was told they would have to pay over $201,000 to avoid disconnection.

Arcadia Metalcraft is a second-tier auto parts supplier who was hurt by the recent General Motors strike.

About 40 people are out of work until the lights come back on at Arcadia Metalcrafts in Monroe City.

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