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

Lisa Renee Nieberding

When you’re in the market for home improvement products in Cincinnati, like window treatments, furniture, or shelving, you will often notice the label “Made In The USA” tossed around as a selling point. Even though it may seem like a standard term, there are many requirements necessary in order to meet compliance to be labeled as such.

The Federal Trade Commission dictates that the term “Made in America” should only be labeled on items that are produced within the United States borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The label works for grocery products, things we wear, automobiles, and virtually all other products that are sold both in the store and online, and includes “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- such as our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

How Discount Plantation Shutters Are Manufactured

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A popular way plantation shutter producers reduce their costs is to have some of their parts made overseas and/or the whole shutter itself assembled outside of the US. Non-USA built shutters are not always quickly recognized because not all producers list the country of origin.

A lot of plantation shutter producers claim 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 tricky to interpret since many manufacturers do not indicate where they get their materials. Just know, when a producer buys their supplies from another country and assemble them in the USA, they should not be utilizing the “Made in the USA” term anywhere.

Benefits Of Purchasing Merchandise Produced In The United States

Sunburst shutters being assembled in the factory.

The main benefit of buying “Made In The USA” products is that you protect American industries. But there are additional tangible perks, too. Custom-built products in Cincinnati that are “Made in the USA” are known for having faster delivery times, superior overall quality, and an outstanding degree of customization. For example, when you order a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, it will be custom-built to fit your specific window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters built overseas!

Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Genuinely Made In The USA Window Treatments

Faux wood plantation shutters in Cincinnati

Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati is pleased to highlight that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured in the USA. First, our shutter materials are sourced using a reclaimed solid wood composite which is extruded in Virginia. Then, the shutters are produced to your window’s specification in our factory in Wisconsin. Our facility utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to expertly custom-make your window treatments with one of the quickest turn-around times in the industry!

The final phase, the building of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our Cincinnati retail location. There are no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work performed offshore. We believe that our commitment to American production shows in the quality of our product -- and something you can’t get with other shutter manufacturers! We’ll even provide a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to guarantee longevity.

Polywood has been engineered to be a highly enduring faux wood composite. Sunburst plantation shutters resist spliting, chips, and discoloration. They are simple to clean and will last decades. To back up the American craftsmanship of Sunburst shutters, we provide a true lifetime warranty on the product, the finish, and the installation.

Find Out More About Sunburst’s 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 some of our other American made items, arrange an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see what our faux-wood shutters in Cincinnati can offer and we’ll measure your windows for a custom-fit. Just call 513-216-9740 or fill out the form below.