Ciudad Obregón is located in the southern part of the state of Sonora in the northwest of Mexico. The primary economic activity in the past was agriculture throughout the Yaqui Valley, but now the city is home to an industry of services and food production.
WORKING AT RADIALL OBREGÓN
With more than 750 employees at our Obregón location, the site is recognized within Radiall plants worldwide as a leader in innovation, efficiency and continuous improvement. The team regularly collaborates with other Radiall sites to meet the needs of customers around the world.
The entire site participates in annual events, such as an open house, sporting events, holiday events (for Christmas, Father’s Day and Mother’s Day), CSR initiatives and more.
EMPLOYEE INITIATIVES IN OBREGÓN
Radiall Obregón is committed to empowering women. That is why they started Con M de Mujer, an ongoing initiative that promotes women empowerment (below, left). Throughout the year, female employees have the opportunity to attend on-site workshops that talk through topics such as women's health, domestic violence and personal and professional development. These workshops equip women with tools to improve their knowledge, self-esteem and quality of life.
In order to do their part in taking care of the planet, the Destination Green team at Radiall Obregón started an initiative called Planta un Arbol (below, right). The group of 30 employees and their families is dedicated to planting 1,000 new trees in Obregón. In 2019, they visited a local school to educate students on environmental protection. Together with the students, they planted 50 trees on the school property.
LIFE IN OBREGÓN
Temperature: Ciudad Obregón has long, extremely hot summers and short, mild winters with cold mornings. It is common for summer temperatures to reach 45 °C (113.0 °F).
Roots and traditions: Nearby Ciudad Obregón are Yaqui towns, where the indigenous community still lives. The native Yaqui peoples are known for being independent, partially because they are one of the few native groups not dominated by Spanish colonists. The Yaqui culture consists of rites and traditions like the Deer Dance, a symbolic representation of a deer hunt.
Flora: Obregón is located in a piedmont zone, which is a transition zone between the desert and the deciduous low forest. Some of the most common plant species are palo verde, mesquite, pitaya and cholla.
Sports: The most popular sport in Obregon is baseball, with the professional baseball team the Yaquis of the Mexican Pacific League playing at New Stadium Yaquis.
Interesting Places: Less than two hours from Obregón is the city of Alamos, a traditional Mexican town known for its rich history. Walking down the cobblestone streets and exploring restored colonial buildings allows you to take a step back in time for a moment. Known for its clear, warm water, San Carlos Nuevo Guaymas is the perfect destination for a beach day or staycation.