What Does Made In The USA Mean For Plantation Shutters in Oklahoma City?05/29/2020Tyler Jorgensen When you’re shopping for home improvement items in Oklahoma City, such as window treatments, cabinets, or shelving, you may often see the label “Made In The USA” tossed around as a selling point. Even though “Made In The USA” may seem like a standard term, there are many requirements necessary in order to meet compliance to be characterized as such. The FTC mandates that the designation “Made in America” should only be used on products that are produced inside the US borders from "all or virtually all" US-based materials. That designation works for grocery products, things we wear, vehicles, and virtually all other products that are purchased both at the store and online, and includes “Made in the USA'' plantation shutters -- like our popular Polywood® plantation shutters. How Low-Cost Plantation Shutters Are Manufactured One of the ways plantation shutter producers reduce their expenses is to have some of their components manufactured in another country and/or the whole shutter itself built outside of the US. Non-USA made shutters are not always easily recognized because not all corporations list their country of origin. A lot of plantation shutter manufacturers claim they are “Made in the USA”, but actually, they only assemble in the USA—which does not meet the Federal Trade Commission’s “Made in the USA” rules. This can be difficult to decipher since many producers do not provide where they buy their supplies. Just remember, if a producer buys their parts from outside of the US and assemble them in the USA, they should not be using the “Made in the USA” designation anywhere. Benefits Of Buying Products Produced In The USA The sole perk of purchasing “Made In The USA” merchandise is that you support American industries. But there are additional tangible benefits, too. Custom-built merchandise in Oklahoma City that are “Made in the USA” have shown quicker delivery times, better overall quality, and a greater degree of customization. For instance, when you order a Polywood® plantation shutter with Sunburst, it will be custom-made to match your specific window measurements in about 3 - 5 weeks compared to 8 - 12+ weeks for shutters assembled outside of the US! Sunburst Plantation Shutters Are Truly Made In The USA Window Treatments Sunburst Shutters Oklahoma City is proud to feature that our Polywood® plantation shutters are 100% made in the USA. First, our shutter materials are sourced using a recyclable solid wood composite that is extruded in Virginia. Then, they are manufactured to your window’s specification at our factory in Wisconsin. The Sunburst factory utilizes state-of-the-art machinery to professionally custom-make your window treatments with one of the fastest turn-around times in the market! The last phase, the assembly of frames, is finished inside the warehouse at our Oklahoma City retail location. Sunburst has no parts, pieces, extrusions, paint, or assembly work completed overseas. We understand that our pledge to American manufacturing is seen in the quality of our product -- and something you may not get with other shutter companies! We’ll even give you a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship, paint, finish, and installation to confirm it. Polywood was designed to be a highly stable faux wood material. Our plantation shutters prevent cracks, chips, and discoloration. They are easy to clean and will last decades. To back up 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 need to find out more about Sunburst’s "Made In The USA" Polywood plantation shutters, or any of our other American made items, schedule an in-home or virtual design consultation. We’ll show you the benefits our faux-wood shutters in Oklahoma City can provide and we’ll measure your windows for a custom-fit. Just call 405-300-4664 or fill out the form below.