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

May 29, 2020

When you’re shopping for home improvement items in Indianapolis, like window treatments, furniture, or decor, you will often see the term “Made In The USA” thrown around as a notable feature. Even though “Made In The USA” may seem like a standard term, there are many requirements necessary in order to meet compliance to be labeled as such.

The FTC mandates that the term “Made in America” can only be used on items that are manufactured within the US borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The designation applies to food, merchandise, automobiles, and virtually all other items 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 Low-Cost Plantation Shutters Are Made

One of the ways plantation shutter manufacturers reduce their costs is to have some of their components assembled overseas and/or the entire shutter itself built outside of the US. Non-USA manufactured shutters are not always quickly recognized because not all corporations list their country of origin.

A lot of plantation shutter manufacturers claim they are “Made in the USA”, but the fact is, they only assemble in the USA—and this does not meet the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in the USA” protocols. This can be hard to decipher because many producers do not provide where they buy their goods. Just remember, if a producer gets their materials from overseas and assemble them in the United States, they should not be placing the “Made in the USA” term anywhere.

Benefits Of Purchasing Products Manufactured In The USA

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The main benefit of purchasing “Made In The USA” items is that you support American trade. But there are additional concrete perks, too. Custom-built items in Indianapolis which are “Made in the USA” have shown quicker delivery times, better overall quality, and a better amount of customization. For example, when you order a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, you can get it custom-built to match your specific window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks compared to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters assembled offshore!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Honestly Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis is honored to point out that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured in the USA. To begin, our shutter materials are sourced using a reclaimed solid wood composite that is extruded in Virginia. Then, the shutters are produced to your window’s dimension at our factory in Wisconsin. The Sunburst facility uses state-of-the-art equipment to professionally custom-craft your shutters with one of the quickest turn-around times in the industry!

The last phase, the assembly of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our Indianapolis retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work completed in another country. We believe that our pledge to American production shows in the quality of the product -- and something you cannot receive with other shutter companies! We’ll even provide a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to back it up.

Polywood was designed to be a highly enduring faux wood material. Our plantation shutters resist cracks, chips, and warping. They are easy to care for and will last a long time. To guarantee the American craftsmanship of Sunburst 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 some of Sunburst’s other American made merchandise, arrange an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see what our faux-wood shutters in Indianapolis can offer and we’ll measure the windows for a custom-fit. Just call 317-558-9066 or fill out the form below.