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What Does Made In The USA Mean When it Comes to Plantation Shutters in Boston?

May 29, 2020

While you’re in the market for home improvement materials in Boston, such as window treatments, furniture, or shelving, you may often notice the term “Made In The USA” thrown around as a notable feature. Though it may seem like a basic term, there are distinct requirements necessary in order to meet compliance to be characterized as such.

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

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How Cheap Plantation Shutters Are Made

One of the ways plantation shutter producers reduce their costs is to have some of their components manufactured in another country and/or the whole shutter itself assembled offshore. Non-USA manufactured shutters are not always easily recognized because not all manufacturers list the country of origin.

Many plantation shutter manufacturers claim they are “Made in the USA”, but the fact is, they only put the product together in the USA—which does not meet the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in the USA” protocols. This can be difficult to determine since many producers do not specify where they get their goods. Just know, when a manufacturer sources their materials from another country and assemble them in the USA, they should not be placing the “Made in the USA” designation anywhere.

Benefits Of Purchasing Products Manufactured In The USA

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The sole benefit of purchasing “Made In The USA” items is that you encourage American commerce. But there are other concrete perks, too. Custom-made items in Boston that are “Made in the USA” are known for having faster delivery times, superior overall quality, and an outstanding amount of customization. For instance, when you purchase a Polywood® plantation shutter with Sunburst, you can get it custom-made to match your specific window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks compared to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters assembled in another country!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Honestly Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Boston is proud to point out that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% made in the USA. First, they are made using a recyclable solid wood composite that is extruded in Virginia. Then, the shutters are made to your window’s dimension at our factory in Wisconsin. Our factory uses 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 last process, the building of frames, is completed inside the warehouse at our Boston retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work done offshore. We know that our pledge to American manufacturing shows in the quality of our product -- and something you will not receive with other shutter producers! We’ll even provide a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to guarantee longevity.

Polywood is developed to be a highly enduring faux wood composite. Our plantation shutters prevent cracks, chips, and discoloration. They are easy to clean and will last a long time. To guarantee the American craftsmanship of our shutters, we provide a true lifetime warranty on the product, 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 our "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or any of the other American made items, set up an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see the benefits our faux-wood shutters in Boston can offer and we’ll measure your windows for a custom-fit. Just call 781-352-2205 or fill out the form below.

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