What Does Made In The USA Mean For Plantation Shutters in Honolulu?05/29/2020Darren Wong When you’re shopping for home improvement products in Honolulu, such as window treatments, cabinets, or decor, you will often notice the term “Made In The USA” thrown around as a selling point. Even though “Made In The USA” may seem like a standard term, there are many requirements necessary for meeting compliance to be labeled as such. The Federal Trade Commission mandates that the designation “Made in America” can only be placed on items that are produced inside the United States borders using "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The label works for things we eat, apparel, cars, and virtually all other merchandise that are purchased both in the store and online, including “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- such as our popular Polywood® plantation shutters. How Cheap Plantation Shutters Are Manufactured A popular way plantation shutter producers reduce their spending is to have some of their parts made in another country and/or the whole shutter itself manufactured outside of the US. Non-USA manufactured shutters are not always easily identified because not all producers list their country of origin. Many plantation shutter producers say they are “Made in the USA”, but actually, they only assemble in the USA—which does not meet the FTC’s “Made in the USA” protocols. This can be tricky to decipher because many companies do not provide where they source their goods. Just remember, if a manufacturer sources their parts from overseas and assemble them in the USA, they should not be utilizing the “Made in the USA” label anywhere. Benefits Of Buying Merchandise Made In The USA The sole perk of buying “Made In The USA” merchandise is that you encourage American businesses. But there are additional tangible perks, too. Custom-built merchandise in Honolulu that are “Made in the USA” have shown faster delivery times, better overall quality, and a greater degree of customization. For example, when you purchase a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, it will be custom-built to fit your specific window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters built offshore! Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Truly Made In The USA Window Treatments Sunburst Shutters Honolulu is pleased to point out that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% produced in the USA. To begin, they are made using a reclaimed solid wood composite that is extruded in Virginia. Then, the shutters are produced to your window’s measurement in our factory in Wisconsin. The Sunburst operation utilizes state-of-the-art machinery to professionally custom-make your window treatments with one of the quickest turn-around times in the market! The final process, the constructing of frames, is completed inside the warehouse at our Honolulu retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work performed overseas. We believe that our pledge to American manufacturing shows in the quality of the product -- and something you will not receive with other shutter companies! We’ll even provide a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to confirm it. Polywood is developed to be a highly enduring faux wood composite. Sunburst plantation shutters prevent cracks, chips, and warping. They are easy to maintain and will last a lifetime. To guarantee the American craftsmanship of Sunburst shutters, we offer a life long warranty on the shutters, the finish, and the installation. Find Out 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 any of the other American made products, schedule an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see the benefits our faux-wood shutters in Honolulu can provide and we’ll measure your windows for a custom-fit. Simply call 808-797-2004 or complete the form below.