What Does Made In The USA Mean For Plantation Shutters in Indianapolis?05/29/2020Bill Burke When you’re shopping for home improvement materials in Indianapolis, like window treatments, furniture, or shelving, you will often see the term “Made In The USA” thrown around as a notable feature. Even though it may seem like a basic 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” should only be used on products that are manufactured within the US borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The label applies to food, merchandise, automobiles, and virtually all other items that are purchased both at the store or online, including “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- like our popular Polywood® plantation shutters. How Low-Cost Plantation Shutters Are Made One of the ways plantation shutter producers reduce their costs is to have some of their parts made overseas and/or the entire shutter itself manufactured outside of the US. Non-USA manufactured shutters are not always quickly recognized because not all producers 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 determine because many producers do not specify where they buy their materials. Just remember, if a producer gets their materials from another country and assemble them in the United States, they should not be placing the “Made in the USA” label anywhere. Benefits Of Purchasing Merchandise Manufactured In The USA The main benefit of purchasing “Made In The USA” items is that you encourage American businesses. But there are additional concrete perks, too. Custom-built items in Indianapolis which are “Made in the USA” have shown quicker delivery times, superior overall quality, and a greater 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 built offshore! Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Truly Made In The USA Window Treatments Sunburst Shutters Indianapolis is proud 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, the shutters are produced to your window’s specification 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 business! The last phase, the building of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our Indianapolis retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work done in another country. We know that our pledge to American production shows in the quality of the product -- and something you will not receive with other shutter manufacturers! We’ll even provide a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to back it up. Polywood was developed 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 lifetime. 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 Sunburst’s "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or some of our other American made merchandise, set up 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.