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

May 29, 2020

While you’re in the market for home improvement materials in Las Vegas, such as window treatments, furniture, or lighting, you will often see the term “Made In The USA” tossed around as a notable feature. Even though the label 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” can only be used on products that are manufactured inside the US borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. The designation works for things we eat, apparel, vehicles, and virtually all other items that are sold both at the store or online, including “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- like our popular Polywood® plantation shutters.

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How Discount Plantation Shutters Are Manufactured

One of the ways plantation shutter producers reduce their spending is to have some of their parts made overseas and/or the entire shutter itself assembled offshore. Non-USA made shutters are not always easily recognized because not all corporations list the country of origin.

A lot of plantation shutter companies say they are “Made in the USA”, but actually, they only assemble in the USA—and this does not meet the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in the USA” rules. This can be hard to decipher since many manufacturers do not provide where they source their goods. Just remember, if a manufacturer sources their supplies from outside of the US and puts them together in the USA, they should not be utilizing the “Made in the USA” designation anywhere.

Benefits Of Buying Items Manufactured In The United States

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The sole perk of buying “Made In The USA” items is that you support American businesses. But there are additional tangible perks, too. Custom-built products in Las Vegas which are “Made in the USA” are known for having faster delivery times, superior overall quality, and a better degree of customization. For instance, when you purchase a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, it will be custom-built to match your distinct window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks opposed to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters manufactured offshore!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Truly Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters Las Vegas is honored to highlight that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured in the USA. First, they are sourced from a recyclable solid wood composite which is extruded in Virginia. Then, they are produced to your window’s dimension in our factory in Wisconsin. The Sunburst facility uses state-of-the-art equipment to expertly custom-make your window treatments while having one of the quickest turn-around times in the business!

The final process, the constructing of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our Las Vegas retail location. There are no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work performed outside of the USA. We believe that our commitment to American manufacturing shows in the quality of our product -- and something you may not receive with other shutter manufacturers! We’ll even provide a lifetime warranty on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to back it up.

Polywood has been engineered to be an extremely stable faux wood composite. Sunburst plantation shutters prevent spliting, chips, and discoloration. They are simple to clean and will last a lifetime. To guarantee the American craftsmanship of Sunburst shutters, we provide a life long 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 any of the other American made merchandise, schedule an in-home or virtual design consultation. We’ll show you the benefits our faux-wood shutters in Las Vegas can offer and we’ll measure the windows for a custom-fit. Simply call 702-850-6619 or fill out the form below.