What Does Made In The USA Mean When it Comes to Plantation Shutters in Southern California?05/29/2020Kimball Jones While you’re shopping for home improvement materials in Southern California, like window treatments, furniture, or shelving, you will often see the term “Made In The USA” thrown around as a notable feature. Even though “Made In The USA” may seem like a common term, there are several requirements necessary for meeting compliance to be labeled as such. The Federal Trade Commission mandates that the label “Made in America” is to only be placed on merchandise that are manufactured within the US borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. That label works for food, things we wear, automobiles, and virtually all other merchandise that are purchased both in the store and online, including “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- such as our popular Polywood® plantation shutters. How Low-Cost Plantation Shutters Are Made A popular way plantation shutter companies reduce their budgets is to have some of their components made overseas and/or the entire shutter itself assembled offshore. Non-USA made shutters are not always easily identified because not all companies list the country of origin. A lot of plantation shutter producers say they are “Made in the USA”, but the fact is, they only assemble in the USA—which does not meet the FTC’s “Made in the USA” guidelines. This can be hard to determine since many manufacturers do not indicate where they get their materials. Just know, when a manufacturer sources their parts from outside of the US and assemble them in the United States, they should not be placing the “Made in the USA” designation anywhere. Benefits Of Purchasing Merchandise Produced In The USA The main benefit of buying “Made In The USA” products is that you protect American industries. But there are additional concrete perks, too. Custom-built merchandise in Southern California which are “Made in the USA” have shown faster delivery times, exceptional overall quality, and an outstanding amount of customization. For instance, when you purchase 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 in another country! Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Truly Made In The USA Window Treatments Sunburst Shutters Southern CA is proud to feature that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% produced in the USA. First, our shutter materials are made using a recyclable solid wood composite that is extruded in Virginia. Then, the shutters are made to your window’s dimension in our factory in Wisconsin. Our factory utilizes state-of-the-art machinery to expertly custom-craft your window treatments while having one of the quickest turn-around times in the industry! The final phase, the building of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our Southern California retail location. There are no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work completed offshore. We know that our commitment to American production is seen in the quality of our product -- and something you may not find with other shutter producers! We’ll even give you a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to back it up. Polywood is developed to be a highly enduring faux wood material. Our plantation shutters resist spliting, chips, and discoloration. They are simple to care for and will last a long time. To back up the American craftsmanship of Sunburst shutters, we offer a true lifetime warranty on the product, the finish, and the installation. Find Out More About Our 100% Made In The USA Plantation Shutters If you need to know more about Sunburst’s "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or some of our other American made merchandise, arrange an in-home or virtual design consultation. We’ll show you what our faux-wood shutters in Southern California can offer and we’ll measure the windows for a custom-fit. Just call 888-611-2474 or complete the form below.