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What Does Made In The USA Mean When it Comes to Plantation Shutters in Salt Lake City?

May 29, 2020

While you’re shopping for home improvement materials in Salt Lake City, such as window treatments, furniture, or decor, you will often notice the label “Made In The USA” tossed around as a notable feature. Even though “Made In The USA” may seem like a standard term, there are several requirements necessary for meeting compliance to be defined as such.

The FTC mandates that the designation “Made in America” should only be placed on items that are manufactured inside the United States borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The term applies to grocery products, clothing, automobiles, and virtually all other products that are purchased both at the store and online, and includes “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- such as our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

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How Low-Cost Plantation Shutters Are Made

A popular way plantation shutter companies reduce their spending is to have some of their parts assembled in another country and/or the entire shutter itself built outside of the US. Non-USA manufactured shutters are not always quickly identified because not all companies list their country of origin.

A lot of plantation shutter companies say they are “Made in the USA”, but actually, they only assemble in the USA—which does not meet the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in the USA” rules. This can be difficult to determine because many manufacturers do not provide where they buy their materials. Just remember, if a producer sources their parts from overseas and assemble them in the United States, they should not be using the “Made in the USA” term anywhere.

Benefits Of Purchasing Products Made In The USA

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The main benefit of buying “Made In The USA” merchandise is that you support American businesses. But there are additional concrete perks, too. Custom-made items in Salt Lake City which are “Made in the USA” have shown faster delivery times, better overall quality, and a greater amount of customization. For instance, when you order a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, you can get it custom-built to match your exact window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters assembled offshore!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Honestly Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Salt Lake City is honored to highlight that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured in the USA. To begin, they are made using a reclaimed solid wood composite that is extruded in Virginia. Then, the shutters are produced to your window’s dimension at our factory in Wisconsin. The Sunburst operation uses state-of-the-art equipment to professionally custom-craft your shutters while having one of the quickest turn-around times in the market!

The final process, the building of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our Salt Lake City retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work done offshore. We know that our commitment to American manufacturing is seen in the quality of the product -- and something you won’t find with other shutter producers! We’ll even give you a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to back it up.

Polywood was developed to be a highly stable faux wood material. Sunburst plantation shutters prevent spliting, chips, and discoloration. They are simple to clean and will last a long time. To back up the American craftsmanship of Sunburst shutters, we offer a true lifetime warranty on the shutters, the finish, and the installation.

Learn More About Sunburst’s 100% Made In The USA Plantation Shutters

If you want to find out more about Sunburst’s "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or any of the other American made items, arrange an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see the benefits our faux-wood shutters in Salt Lake City can provide and we’ll measure the windows for a custom-fit. All you have to do is call 801-515-3598 or complete the form below.