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What Does Made In The USA Mean For Plantation Shutters in Kingsport?

May 29, 2020

While you’re shopping for home improvement products in Kingsport, such as window treatments, cabinets, or lighting, you may often notice the term “Made In The USA” tossed around as a selling point. Although it may seem like a basic term, there are distinct requirements necessary in order to meet compliance to be characterized as such.

The FTC dictates that the label “Made in America” is to only be placed on merchandise that are produced within the United States borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. That designation applies to things we eat, apparel, automobiles, and virtually all other products that are purchased both at the store or online, which includes “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- like our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

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How Discount Plantation Shutters Are Manufactured

One of the ways plantation shutter companies reduce their budgets is to have some of their materials made overseas and/or the entire shutter itself built outside of the US. Non-USA built shutters are not always easily identified because not all producers list the country of origin.

A lot of plantation shutter producers claim they are “Made in the USA”, but actually, they only put the product together in the USA—which does not meet the FTC’s “Made in the USA” rules. This can be hard to decipher since many manufacturers do not specify where they get their goods. Just remember, when a manufacturer gets their materials from another country and puts them together in the United States, they should not be placing the “Made in the USA” designation anywhere.

Benefits Of Buying Items Manufactured In The USA

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The main perk of buying “Made In The USA” products is that you protect American commerce. But there are additional tangible perks, too. Custom-made items in Kingsport which are “Made in the USA” are known for having faster delivery times, better overall quality, and a better degree of customization. For instance, when you order a Polywood® plantation shutter with Sunburst, you can get it custom-built to fit your exact window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters built offshore!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Honestly Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Kingsport is honored to point out that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% made in the USA. To begin, our shutter materials are sourced using a reclaimed solid wood composite that is extruded in Virginia. Then, they 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 with one of the fastest turn-around times in the market!

The final phase, the assembly of frames, is completed inside the warehouse at our Kingsport retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work completed overseas. We believe that our pledge to American production shows in the quality of our product -- and something you won’t find with other shutter producers! We’ll even provide a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to confirm it.

Polywood was developed to be an extremely enduring faux wood material. Sunburst plantation shutters prevent cracks, chips, and warping. They are easy to maintain and will last a lifetime. To guarantee the American craftsmanship of our shutters, we offer a life long 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 know 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 what our faux-wood shutters in Kingsport can offer and we’ll measure the windows for a custom-fit. Just call 276-685-5343 or fill out the form below.

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