Welcome to Young Explosives Corporation, a premier display fireworks company in New York State since 1949.
Who We Are
As a youngster, Robert Young (1916-1996) felt if he burned the bright colored streamers that were left scattered on the ground after a parade, their blaze would make a colorful fireworks display. What started as a childhood fascination, grew into a hobby and eventually a career and a legacy. In 1949, Bob founded his own company and Young Explosives Corporation has been here ever since.
Today Bob's son, Jim, is President of the company. With over 500 shows a year and 200 employees during our busy season, Jim and his employees have taken Young Explosives to a new level. Although Young Explosives may be larger than Bob ever imagined possible, the importance of a family business is something kept close to the heart and something Bob would be forever proud of creating.
- Robert Young was married to Mary Barber on the Fourth of July.
- Owner and President, Jim Young, is currently a member of the NYS Pyro Board.
- Our first pyrotechnician training was held in Robert Young's garage in 1955.
Young Explosives Corporation is fortunate enough to have three generations dedicated to the business. Robert Young's grandsons, Brian and Tim, are following closely in their father and grandfathers footsteps.
Even though today's marketplace deals heavily with imports, Young Explosives still hand crafts a portion of our products.
Our facilities are built and utilized to the highest standards. We are consistently expanding our workplace to accommodate our growing business.
Without our staff, Young Explosives wouldn't be what it is today. Our staff is easy to work with, experienced, and dedicated to the company.