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

May 29, 2020

While you’re shopping for home improvement items in Atlanta, like window treatments, furniture, or lighting, you will often see the label “Made In The USA” tossed around as a notable feature. Even though “Made In The USA” may seem like a basic term, there are several requirements necessary for meeting compliance to be characterized as such.

The Federal Trade Commission dictates that the label “Made in America” should only be used on merchandise that are produced within the US borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The designation works for things we eat, clothing, cars, and virtually all other items that are sold both in the store or online, which includes “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- such as our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

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How Discount Plantation Shutters Are Produced

One of the ways plantation shutter manufacturers reduce their expenses is to have some of their components assembled overseas and/or the entire shutter itself assembled offshore. Non-USA built shutters are not always quickly identified because not all producers list their country of origin.

Many plantation shutter manufacturers say they are “Made in the USA”, but the fact is, they only put the product together in the USA—and this does not meet the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in the USA” protocols. This can be tricky to interpret because many producers do not specify where they get their supplies. Just remember, when a company gets their supplies from another country and assemble them in the United States, they should not be utilizing the “Made in the USA” designation anywhere.

Benefits Of Buying Items Manufactured In The USA

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The sole benefit of purchasing “Made In The USA” items is that you support American trade. But there are other concrete perks, too. Custom-built products in Atlanta which are “Made in the USA” have shown quicker delivery times, better overall quality, and a better amount of customization. For instance, 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 compared to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters manufactured overseas!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Truly Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Atlanta is pleased to feature that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% produced in the USA. To begin, they are sourced using a recyclable solid wood composite which is extruded in Virginia. Then, they are produced to your window’s specification at our factory in Wisconsin. The Sunburst facility utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to expertly custom-craft your window treatments while having one of the fastest turn-around times in the industry!

The last process, the constructing of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our Atlanta retail location. There are no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work done offshore. We believe that our commitment to American manufacturing shows in the quality of the product -- and something you can’t get with other shutter companies! We’ll even give you a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to back it up.

Polywood was engineered to be a highly enduring faux wood material. Our plantation shutters resist cracks, chips, and warping. They are easy to maintain and will last a long time. To back up the American craftsmanship of Sunburst shutters, we offer a true lifetime warranty on the shutters, the finish, and the installation.

Learn More About Our 100% Made In The USA Plantation Shutters

If you want to know more about our "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or some of the other American made items, schedule an in-home or virtual design consultation. We’ll show you the benefits our faux-wood shutters in Atlanta can offer and we’ll measure your windows for a custom-fit. All you have to do is call 404-962-8517 or complete the form below.