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UPDATE JULY 2021

If you enjoy the boom, loud, and want to light up the sky. Get it while you can. To say there is a shortage is an understatement. Our family company, Big Blast Fireworks has closed or moved some smaller locations to provide the best product to a limited number of locations. PLEASE shop early for the best selection. Our indoor Superstores: Hwy 75 & 181st  in Glenpool and Hwy 412 and 177th W in Sand Springs are open now! Our other locations will open on June 28th and run till July 4th or until we SELL OUT.  Last year some of our locations had nothing left on the shelf by noon on the 4th of July.  This is not hype, it is nationwide. Fireworks are sitting in barges parked on the Pacific Ocean waiting for the Port of Los Angeles to unload. Then we wait again for rail space for final transport.  Prices on product and shipping have risen. Big Blast Fireworks is working diligently to keep our costs down and prices reasonable.

Fireworks Businesses Struggled To Meet Consumer Demand During Pandemic

 

Sunday, July 5th 2020, 

By: William Blanchette TULSA, Okla. 

Fireworks businesses saw a boost in sales during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some struggled with getting enough shipments.

According to Big Blast Fireworks in Glenpool, 90 percent of fireworks come from China which means they had trouble keeping up with the high demand for Independence Day.

Big Blast Fireworks managing partner Melissa Torkleson said getting supply was difficult this year because of the pandemic.

"In 34 years, we have not seen what we have seen yesterday,” Torkleson said. "When it (COVID-19) hit in China, production stopped, so that delayed or halted some of the containers that came over to America.”

A month ago, Torkleson said they didn’t know what to expect due to the virus.

"Then we started to see an increase in numbers as soon as we started to open within a week,” Torkelson said.

Torkleson said the spike in sales shows the consumer fireworks industry is on the rise.

Jake’s Fireworks Manager Kathy Tyree in Catoosa said they have been extremely busy the last few days.

“It was like Black Friday and the Christmas Eve rush,” Tyree said. “We are getting another truck in today (Sunday) because our shelves are totally empty.

 If you enjoy the boom, loud, and want to light up the sky. Get it while you can. To say there is a shortage is an understatement. Our family company, Big Blast Fireworks has closed or moved some smaller locations to provide the best product to a limited number of locations. PLEASE shop early for the best selection. Our indoor Superstores: Hwy 75 & 181st  in Glenpool and Hwy 412 and 177th W in Sand Springs are open now! Our other locations will open on June 28th and run till July 4th or until we SELL OUT.  Last year some of our locations had nothing left on the shelf by noon on the 4th of July.  This is not hype, it is nationwide. Fireworks are sitting in barges parked on the Pacific Ocean waiting for the Port of Los Angeles to unload. Then we wait again for rail space for final transport.  Prices on product and shipping have risen. Big Blast Fireworks is working diligently to keep our costs down and prices reasonable.

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