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How it all started

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Founded over 40 years ago, Phantom Fireworks traces its origins to the early 1970s when Bruce J. Zoldan, at the time a salesman of non-food rack merchandise to grocery and convenience stores, began selling a line of sparklers in response from some of his customers. Since then, Bruce J. Zoldan has made Phantom Fireworks America’s #1 consumer based fireworks retailer. Phantom Fireworks®, is growing faster than ever throughout the country and continues expansion with retail stores and showrooms in 15 states as well as over 1,500 temporary sales venues in 17 states, and continues growth at its primary warehouse and corporate office in Youngstown, Ohio.  The company also supplies 4th of July products to several national retail chains in 47 states, that permit the sale of some level of consumer fireworks. Phantom’s wholesale fireworks division is growing rapidly.

Variety of Brands

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Phantom Fireworks® has built a reputation as being the leading consumer fireworks company in quality, value and safety for over 40 years.  Phantom carries the biggest and best fireworks with the greatest deals!  From 500 Gram Aerial Repeaters, Mortar kits, and Finales to Fountains, Rockets, and Sparklers, Phantom has a wide variety of fireworks, novelties, and celebration items that can provide the right excitement for any holiday, wedding, birthday, or special event. Phantom also carries an extensive line of private label products sold under the trade name Phantom, such as Wolfpack, Silver Salute, and the Grucci collection from Bellport, NY.

Safety and Quality Control

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Phantom Fireworks buyers travel to China several times each year to work with the factories to develop new products, enchance existing lines and insure quality control. Phantom Fireworks®’ makes dedicated efforts to ensure the sale and manufacture of safe and compliant fireworks is unparalleled. Phantom is a founding member of the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory which tests the products in China at the factory level prior to shipment and maintains a complementary receiving warehouse product testing program that ensures our merchandise meets or exceeds all U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Requirements. Phantom Fireworks makes every effort to insure every Phantom customer enjoys the Phantom Fireworks experience, and that the products are used in a careful and safe manner during 4th of July or any other celebration. See fireworks university re-guarding fireworks safety.

Legislation and Education

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Phantom Fireworks® interest and participation in legislative and safety concerns are reflected in the company's own legislative program and membership and participation in the American Pyrotechnic Association, Pyrotechnics Guild International, American Fireworks Standards Laboratory, National Fire Protection Association and a host of state and local fireworks organizations. Phantom Fireworks lead the way in safety and education.

"Lighting Up Backyards of America, from Coast to Coast!"

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 Phantom Fireworks® Showrooms are open YEAR ROUND!  With over 75 permanent showrooms nationwide, over 1,500 seasonal tents and stands throughout the country, and continued expansion at its warehouse and corporate offices, Phantom is growing faster than ever. Phantom Fireworks continues to be America’s #1  fireworks to “Light up Backyards of America, from Coast to Coast.”