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

May 29, 2020

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 several requirements necessary for meeting compliance to be defined as such.

The Federal Trade Commission mandates that the designation “Made in America” can only be placed on products that are produced inside the United States borders using "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The designation 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.

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How Cheap Plantation Shutters Are Manufactured

A popular way plantation shutter producers reduce their expenses is to have some of their components assembled in another country and/or the whole shutter itself built 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 determine because many manufacturers do not specify where they get their materials. Just remember, if a company buys their parts from overseas and assemble them in the USA, they should not be using the “Made in the USA” label anywhere.

Benefits Of Buying Merchandise Produced In The USA

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The sole perk of buying “Made In The USA” products is that you encourage American businesses. But there are additional tangible perks, too. Custom-built products in Honolulu that are “Made in the USA” have shown faster delivery times, superior 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 assembled offshore!

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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 manufactured 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 cannot receive with other shutter companies! We’ll even provide a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to back it up.

Polywood is developed to be a highly enduring faux wood composite. Sunburst plantation shutters prevent cracks, chips, and warping. They are easy to clean 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 items, 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. All you have to do is call 808-797-2004 or complete the form below.