As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 24th of May, 2019, a protected three-storey building in the Dalmatian town of Omiš, which operated for 97 years as a factory and was constructed back during Austro-Hungarian rule will be redesigned into no less than a hotel in the next two years.
”The Croatian brand of pasta “Cetina” will remain, we’ve preserved it, as well as all of the jobs from the pasta factory. Twenty-two workers were taken care of, we’ve all sorted everyting out,” Ivica Babić, the owner of the bakery and the sales chain “Babić” stated clearly after being requested to shed light on the situation by Slobodna Dalmacija. As of June the 1st, the former pasta factory in Omiš will end its work, after 97 long years.
Namely, the building on the eastern outskirts of Omiš, located at the mouth of Cetina, next to the town’s harbour, will be converted into a hotel and thus end the work of the old factor that was otherwise in operation for almost 100 years.
”Nobody’s getting put out of work, there are no dismissals. We’ve made sure to give jobs to all of our workers according to their respective capabilities, someone will be a driver, another will be a salesman… We’ve had two requests for severance pay, which we have taken care of properly,” Babić stated when discussing the fate of employees who worked in the factory, which was sold to Krunoslav Šarić two years ago, but the well-known and popular Dalmatian “manistra” continued to be producted, and it will continue to do so, until the very beginning of next month.
”With our strategic partnership we’ve ensured that the brand will remain, but now production will be relocated to Čakovec. It was necessary to optimise the production of pasta, and because the “Cetina” building in Omiš was dilapidated, it was necessary to invest large amounts of money in its reconstruction or move the factory from the city centre to a more suitable place for production,” revealed the boss of the Babić chain, expressing his satisfaction with the fact that they have been able to successfully preserve the brand “Cetina”, as well as provide new jobs for the factory’s former workers.
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