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

May 29, 2020

While you’re shopping for home improvement items in Fort Myers, like window treatments, furniture, or shelving, you may often see the term “Made In The USA” thrown around as a notable feature. Even though “Made In The USA” may seem like a basic term, there are several requirements necessary in order to meet compliance to be labeled as such.

The FTC mandates that the label “Made in America” should only be used on products that are manufactured within the US borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. That term works for food, apparel, cars, and virtually all other products that are purchased both at the store and online, which includes “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- like our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

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How Discount Plantation Shutters Are Made

One of the ways plantation shutter companies reduce their spending is to have some of their materials assembled overseas and/or the entire shutter itself manufactured offshore. Non-USA manufactured shutters are not always quickly identified because not all corporations 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—and this does not meet the FTC’s “Made in the USA” protocols. This can be hard to determine since many manufacturers do not provide where they buy their goods. Just remember, if a manufacturer gets their supplies from overseas and puts them together in the United States, they should not be using the “Made in the USA” designation anywhere.

Benefits Of Buying Products Produced In The USA

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The main benefit of buying “Made In The USA” items is that you encourage American trade. But there are additional tangible benefits, too. Custom-built products in Fort Myers that are “Made in the USA” have shown quicker delivery times, exceptional overall quality, and a greater amount of customization. For instance, when you order a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, it will be custom-built to fit your distinct window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters assembled in another country!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Truly Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Fort Myers is pleased to point out that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured in the USA. First, they are made from a reclaimed solid wood composite that is extruded in Virginia. Then, they are produced to your window’s measurement at our factory in Wisconsin. The Sunburst operation utilizes state-of-the-art machinery to professionally custom-make your shutters while having one of the fastest turn-around times in the business!

The last process, the building of frames, is completed inside the warehouse at our Fort Myers retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work completed outside of the USA. We believe that our pledge to American manufacturing shows in the quality of the product -- and something you will not receive with other shutter producers! We’ll even provide a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to back it up.

Polywood is developed to be an extremely stable faux wood composite. Our plantation shutters prevent spliting, chips, and discoloration. They are simple to care for and will last a lifetime. To back up the American craftsmanship of Sunburst shutters, we provide a life long warranty on the shutters, 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 any of the other American made items, set up an in-home or virtual design consultation. We’ll show you what our faux-wood shutters in Fort Myers can provide and we’ll measure the windows for a custom-fit. All you have to do is call 239-208-6577 or fill out the form below.