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What Does Made In The USA Mean For Plantation Shutters in Southern California?

May 29, 2020

While you’re in the market for home improvement items in Southern California, such as window treatments, furniture, or decor, you may often notice the label “Made In The USA” tossed around as a notable feature. Though “Made In The USA” may seem like a standard term, there are many requirements necessary in order to meet compliance to be labeled as such.

The FTC dictates that the term “Made in America” should only be labeled on products that are manufactured within the United States borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. That designation applies to food, apparel, the things we drive, and virtually all other items that are purchased both in the store and online, which includes “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- like our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

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How Discount Plantation Shutters Are Produced

A popular way plantation shutter manufacturers reduce their spending is to have some of their materials manufactured overseas and/or the whole shutter itself assembled outside of the US. Non-USA manufactured shutters are not always easily identified because not all producers list the country of origin.

Many plantation shutter companies claim they are “Made in the USA”, but the fact is, they only assemble in the USA—and this does not meet the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in the USA” rules. This can be hard to interpret because many manufacturers do not provide where they source their materials. Just remember, if a producer sources their parts from another country and puts them together in the United States, they should not be placing the “Made in the USA” designation anywhere.

Benefits Of Purchasing Items Manufactured In The USA

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The main perk of purchasing “Made In The USA” merchandise is that you support American businesses. But there are additional tangible perks, too. Custom-made merchandise in Southern California that are “Made in the USA” have shown faster delivery times, superior overall quality, and an outstanding degree of customization. For instance, when you order a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, you can get it custom-made to match your exact window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters assembled overseas!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Genuinely Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Southern CA is pleased to point out that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% made in the USA. First, they are sourced from a reclaimed solid wood composite which is extruded in Virginia. Then, the shutters are produced to your window’s measurement in our factory in Wisconsin. The Sunburst operation utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to expertly custom-craft your shutters with one of the fastest turn-around times in the business!

The last process, the assembly of frames, is completed inside the warehouse at our Southern California retail location. There are no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work performed in another country. We understand that our commitment to American production shows in the quality of the product -- and something you cannot find with other shutter manufacturers! We’ll even provide a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to confirm it.

Polywood is designed to be a highly stable faux wood composite. Sunburst plantation shutters resist spliting, chips, and discoloration. They are simple to care for and will last a lifetime. To back up the American craftsmanship of our shutters, we offer a life long warranty on the shutters, the finish, and the installation.

Learn More About Our 100% Made In The USA Plantation Shutters

If you want to find out more about our "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or some of the other American made products, set up an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see the benefits our faux-wood shutters in Southern California can offer and we’ll measure your windows for a custom-fit. Simply call 888-611-2474 or complete the form below.