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What Does Made In The USA Mean When it Comes to Plantation Shutters in New Brunswick?

May 29, 2020

While you’re shopping for home improvement materials in New Brunswick, like window treatments, cabinets, or lighting, you may often see the term “Made In The USA” tossed around as a notable feature. Though “Made In The USA” may seem like a basic term, there are many requirements necessary for meeting compliance to be characterized as such.

The FTC mandates that the designation “Made in America” can only be labeled on products that are produced within the United States borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. That term applies to food, clothing, vehicles, and virtually all other merchandise that are purchased 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 Produced

A popular way plantation shutter manufacturers reduce their costs is to have some of their materials assembled overseas and/or the entire shutter itself built outside of the US. Non-USA made shutters are not always easily recognized because not all corporations list the country of origin.

Many plantation shutter producers say they are “Made in the USA”, but the fact is, they only put the product together in the USA—which does not meet the FTC’s “Made in the USA” guidelines. This can be hard to decipher since many manufacturers do not specify where they source their supplies. Just know, if a producer buys their supplies from outside of the US and puts them together in the USA, they should not be placing the “Made in the USA” designation anywhere.

Benefits Of Purchasing Products Manufactured In The United States

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The main benefit of buying “Made In The USA” items is that you protect American businesses. But there are additional concrete perks, too. Custom-built merchandise in New Brunswick that are “Made in the USA” are known for having quicker delivery times, superior overall quality, and a better amount of customization. For instance, when you order a Polywood® plantation shutter from Sunburst, you can get it custom-built to fit your specific window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks compared to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters manufactured outside of the US!

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Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Genuinely Made In The USA Window Treatments

Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick is proud to feature that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% manufactured in the USA. First, they are made from a recyclable solid wood composite that is extruded in Virginia. Then, they are made to your window’s measurement at our factory in Wisconsin. Our operation utilizes state-of-the-art machinery to expertly custom-make your window treatments while having one of the quickest turn-around times in the industry!

The final phase, the assembly of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our New Brunswick retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work performed offshore. We know that our commitment to American manufacturing is seen in the quality of our product -- and something you cannot receive with other shutter companies! We’ll even give you a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to confirm it.

Polywood was developed to be an extremely durable faux wood composite. Our plantation shutters resist spliting, chips, and discoloration. They are simple to clean 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 Sunburst’s "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or any of Sunburst’s other American made products, schedule an in-home or virtual design consultation. You can see the benefits our faux-wood shutters in New Brunswick can offer and we’ll measure the windows for a custom-fit. Just call 732-301-6168 or fill out the form below.