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What Does Made In The USA Mean When it Comes to Plantation Shutters in St. George?

May 29, 2020

When you’re in the market for home improvement items in St. George, like window treatments, cabinets, or shelving, you will often see the term “Made In The USA” tossed around as a notable feature. Even though the label may seem like a common term, there are many requirements necessary for meeting compliance to be labeled as such.

The FTC dictates that the label “Made in America” should only be labeled on merchandise that are produced within the United States borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The designation applies to food, clothing, vehicles, and virtually all other products that are sold both in the store and online, including “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- such as our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

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How Discount Plantation Shutters Are Produced

One of the ways plantation shutter producers reduce their costs is to have some of their materials manufactured in another country and/or the whole shutter itself manufactured 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 manufacturers say they are “Made in the USA”, but actually, they only put the product together in the USA—which does not meet the FTC’s “Made in the USA” rules. This can be tricky to decipher since many companies do not specify where they get their goods. Just know, if a manufacturer buys their materials from outside of the US and assemble them in the USA, they should not be placing the “Made in the USA” label anywhere.

Benefits Of Buying Merchandise Manufactured In The United States

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The main perk of buying “Made In The USA” merchandise is that you support American industries. But there are additional concrete benefits, too. Custom-built merchandise in St. George which 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, it will be custom-built to fit your exact window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters manufactured overseas!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Genuinely Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters St. George is proud to highlight that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured in the USA. First, they are made using a reclaimed solid wood composite that is extruded in Virginia. Then, they are made to your window’s specification in our factory in Wisconsin. Our factory uses state-of-the-art equipment to professionally custom-craft your shutters while having one of the fastest turn-around times in the industry!

The final process, the constructing of frames, is completed inside the warehouse at our St. George retail location. There are no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work completed offshore. We know that our pledge to American manufacturing is seen in the quality of the product -- and something you won’t receive with other shutter companies! We’ll even give you a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to confirm it.

Polywood was designed to be a highly enduring faux wood material. Sunburst plantation shutters resist cracks, chips, and warping. They are easy to maintain and will last a lifetime. To guarantee the American craftsmanship of our shutters, we offer a life long 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 find out more about Sunburst’s "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or any of our other American made items, set up an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see what our faux-wood shutters in St. George can offer and we’ll measure your windows for a custom-fit. Simply call 435-485-9332 or complete the form below.