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Want to put some dynamite into your business? Try Buckley Powder Co., the Rocky Mountain region's largest explosive distributor.
With a local work force of 20 employees and 45 elsewhere, the distributorship provides loading and blasting services for the Front Range and is a geotextile and erosion-control distributor as well.
Revenues jumped $6 million between 1991 and 1992, from $18 million to more than $24 million.
The company was started in 1922 by Jim Buckley as part of a general store in Silver Plume, and is now run by sons Dan and Ray Buckley, president and vice president, respectively.
The business has changed a lot since the days when Jim …