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Flammable Patriotism! - July 5, 2013

Q: A company in southeast Kansas is the nation’s top distributor of consumer-grade fireworks. What’s the name of this company and where is it located?Fireworks-SXC (Photo via

A: Jake’s Fireworks, Pittsburg, Kan.



Jake’s Fireworks in Pittsburg is the top distributor of consumer-grade fireworks in the U.S. The company has operations in six states and China. Jake's recently moved into an expanded facility, just in time for the Fourth of July. According to The Joplin Globe, company officials joined with 100 employees, as well as local and state leaders, on Monday (July 1, 2013) to cut the ribbon on a 500,000-square-foot operation on 48 acres in the Pittsburg Industrial Park. The building previously was occupied by Superior Industries.

KPR says: Thanks Jake's, for helping keep America great!

Fun factoid: During World War II, when traditional chemicals were in short supply, “sparklers” were made by taking cattails collected from the road and dipping
them in kerosene.

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