3 and 4 inch Racks are here!!

Tired of your old racks looking tattered and scabbed together?

Do you question your racks’ integrity after years of nails, hammers, concussions,

building and tearing down.

Is it important to you for your equipment to portray a  professional appearance,

impress your clients and instil confidence in your company and expertise?

Your racks are your show. You know that they need to perform many duties.

This is of paramount importance to us at Fx Worx.

After a lengthy pet project by Mark Rice, his design for his new racks has been realized.

Mark’s approach to our productions is safety first, organization, time management,

attention to detail, professional appearance, ease and efficient storage, consistency and of course cost.

He has translated these values to the design of his new racks.

The manufacturing steps

Key elements are drawn up in AutoCad and are spaced to Mark’s design.

Fine tuning is done in the various parts in autocad, using digital calipers to measure the

exact thickness of the  plywood, and behind adding details to the drawing such as alignment fingers,

dados, pilot holes, labels etc that will allow anyone to assembled these units without instruction.

-When the AutoCad file is done with all parts aligned on a 4×8 sheet,

this file is then sent to a program called Vectric Aspire.

-Vectric Aspire is the software used to program the various CNC cutting paths

required to communicate to our computer controlled router ( CNC Machine)

-Vectric will also allow us to preview the cut parts to check for any programing issues

prior to the machine cutting

-Once we are happy with the vectric file, the programming file is sent to the CNC machine for cutting

-CNC cuts the ply, we test fit, and then it is assembled using glue and screws.

For you, the guess work has been removed from the manufacturing stage,

the racks come to you packed flat on skids for ease of transportation.

You only need to assemble. Screws and eyelets are included with the kits.   Assembly time: 19 min.

Mark has taken every detail into account when designing these racks.


Canadian designed

Canadian manufactured

Canadian Fir 3/4 inch ply

Tongue and grooved joints

Drain cut outs to eliminate water pooling when pitched.

Handle cut outs for ease of carrying.

Engraved mortar size on bottom (ease of identification when stacked)

Double eyelets – on both sides of racks for ease of set up – Inhibiting pullouts

Nailing plates – removable and reversible for longer life after repeated mounting of your choice of  stabilizing techniques.

Pre-drilled  ends for steel mounts

Assembly time – 19 min.


6 x 3 inch mortars

“3” & “4” inch – 44 ¼ x 7 5/16 x 23 ½

“3” inch with FRE Mortars – Total weight – 18.75 lbs

Pricing and Delivery available on request.








Happy New Year across Canada from Niagara Falls!

There isn’t a more exciting way to start 2013 than with our 20th year of Fireworks

from the top of the Skylon Tower Niagara Falls, Canada nationally produced by ET Canada.

Thank you to our crew for a fabulous 2012 and a great start to 2013.
We wish everyone a safe and spectacular 2013!

The Red Bull Crashed Ice – Sat Dec. 1 2012


About – (from the web site)

The Red Bull Crashed Ice season kicks off for the first time in Niagara Falls against the breathtaking

and spectacular natural backdrop of the magnificent falls. Straddling the border between Ontario, Canada,

and New York, USA, Niagara Falls will host 80,000 people on December 1 in the most thrilling and

heart-pumping sporting event.

The tour will feel a little like home for the series’ defending champion, Kyle Croxall, of Mississauga,

who thwarted Finland’s Arttu Pihlainen and his brother, Scott, to capture the title in 2012.

Expect a new and exciting course when Red Bull Crashed Ice rolls into the streets of Niagara,

speeding down beside the booming falls.


Production Assistant / Supervisor Position

Attention Pyros!  Whether you are a seasoned pyrotechnician, fireworks

supervisor, newly certified or planning on getting your ERD certification,

we are accepting resumes and inquiries to join our pyro teams for the

2013 fireworks  season.


If you are organized, love the excitement and  challenge of fireworks

and pyrotechnics and are looking for extended employment in the special

effects and fireworks display industry, check out our job posting below.

Job posting


Check out the new addition to our rental inventory!

Add a dry ice machine and you’re dancing on a cloud!

Delivery and installation is available if preferred.

Congratulations McMaster Marauders!

Great win on Saturday!   Amazing 45-6 in front of 5442 fans.

Fireworks seemed to fire continuously from the roof of Heddon Hall.

I would like to thank  McMaster University • Department of Athletics & Recreation

for the opportunity for Fx Worx to be part of the football season in the supply of

fireworks for all the home games, The Yates Cup and The Mitchell Cup.

You sure kept us on our toes.