What Does Made In The USA Mean When it Comes to Plantation Shutters in Boston?05/29/2020Holly Perron While you’re in the market for home improvement items in Boston, such as window treatments, furniture, or decor, you may often notice the term “Made In The USA” thrown around as a notable feature. Although “Made In The USA” may seem like a standard 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” should only be labeled on items that are manufactured inside the United States borders using "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The label applies to grocery products, clothing, the things we drive, 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. How Cheap Plantation Shutters Are Made One of the ways plantation shutter manufacturers 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 companies 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 tricky to decipher since many producers do not specify where they source their materials. Just know, when a company buys 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 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, better 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! Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Truly Made In The USA Window Treatments Sunburst Shutters Boston is honored to point out that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured 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 specification at our factory in Wisconsin. Our operation uses state-of-the-art machinery to expertly custom-craft your window treatments while having one of the quickest turn-around times in the business! The last process, the assembly of frames, is completed inside the warehouse at our Boston retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work done in another country. 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 designed to be a highly enduring faux wood composite. Our plantation shutters prevent cracks, chips, and discoloration. They are easy to maintain and will last a lifetime. 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 products, arrange 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.