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

May 29, 2020

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

The Federal Trade Commission dictates that the term “Made in America” can only be labeled on items that are produced within the United States borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The designation works for food, 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.

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How Discount Plantation Shutters Are Made

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 made shutters are not always quickly recognized because not all corporations 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” rules. This can be difficult to interpret since many companies do not indicate where they source their materials. Just know, when a producer sources their parts from overseas and assemble them in the USA, they should not be using the “Made in the USA” label anywhere.

Benefits Of Purchasing Merchandise Produced In The United States

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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, better 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 exact window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters built overseas!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Genuinely Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati is pleased to feature 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 business!

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 in another country. We know that our commitment to American production shows in the quality of our product -- and something you can’t get with other shutter companies! We’ll even provide a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to guarantee longevity.

Polywood was engineered to be a highly durable faux wood composite. Sunburst plantation shutters resist spliting, chips, and discoloration. They are simple to maintain 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 Sunburst’s other American made products, set up 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.