What Does Made In The USA Mean For Plantation Shutters in Jacksonville?05/29/2020Kevin McCormack While you’re in the market for home improvement materials in Jacksonville, such as window treatments, furniture, or shelving, you may often notice the label “Made In The USA” tossed around as a notable feature. Although “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 dictates that the term “Made in America” should only be labeled on items that are manufactured within the United States borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. That label applies to food, apparel, vehicles, and virtually all other products that are purchased both in the store or online, which includes “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- like our popular Polywood® plantation shutters. How Low-Cost Plantation Shutters Are Produced A popular way plantation shutter producers reduce their spending is to have some of their materials manufactured overseas and/or the whole shutter itself assembled outside of the US. Non-USA manufactured shutters are not always easily identified because not all producers list the country of origin. Many plantation shutter companies 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” guidelines. This can be hard to interpret because many companies do not specify where they get their goods. Just remember, if a producer sources their supplies from overseas and puts them together in the United States, they should not be placing the “Made in the USA” designation anywhere. Benefits Of Purchasing Items Manufactured In The USA The main benefit of purchasing “Made In The USA” products is that you support American trade. But there are additional tangible perks, too. Custom-made products in Jacksonville that are “Made in the USA” have shown faster delivery times, better overall quality, and an outstanding degree of customization. For instance, when you order a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, you can get it custom-made to match your exact window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters assembled overseas! Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Genuinely Made In The USA Window Treatments Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville is pleased to point out that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured in the USA. First, they are sourced from a reclaimed solid wood composite which is extruded in Virginia. Then, the shutters are produced to your window’s measurement in our factory in Wisconsin. The Sunburst factory utilizes state-of-the-art equipment to expertly custom-craft your shutters with one of the fastest turn-around times in the industry! The last process, the assembly of frames, is completed inside the warehouse at our Jacksonville retail location. There are no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work performed in another country. We understand that our commitment to American production shows in the quality of the product -- and something you will not find 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 stable faux wood composite. Sunburst plantation shutters resist spliting, chips, and discoloration. They are simple to care for and will last a long time. To back up the American craftsmanship of our shutters, we offer a life long warranty on the shutters, the finish, and the installation. Learn More About Our 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 the other American made items, arrange an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see the benefits our faux-wood shutters in Jacksonville can offer and we’ll measure your windows for a custom-fit. All you have to do is call 904-289-1663 or complete the form below.