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Go Fourth Behind the Scenes of Pyrotecnico

Pyrotecnico is a professional fireworks company based in New Castle, Pennsylvania and has other offices in Atlanta, Las Vegas, Montgomery, New Orleans, and Tampa. Dave Cottrell, professional pyrotechnic engineer and the facility manager for Pyrotecnico takes us behind the scenes as his team prepares for 4th of July.

Pyrotecnico has done fireworks for large events such as the Democratic National Convention and productions in China and across the world. July is always the busiest month of course because of the 4th of July holiday.

It’s fascinating how metal salts make up the different firework colors and how the firing board syncs to music. Every module on the board is computer scripted. The team works tirelessly to produce amazingly beautiful artwork in the sky.