According to an article from the Money section of MSN.com, even though the United States imports $750 million more dollars of goods than we export, the United States still has the largest manufacturing sector in the world. Today, many window covering vendors and manufacturers proudly build their shades, blinds, and shutters in the U.S.A.
Here’s some reasons why you should consider buying American-made window shades and shutters:
- Health and safety: Working conditions for workers in many countries are poor or unsafe. Buying products from American manufactures ensure state and federally regulated labor laws and practices.
- Environment: Many manufacturing processes in America are cleaner for the environment than ones abroad. American products are made with less risk for pollution put into the air or water, and a reduced risk of toxins contaminating the product.
- Labor Standards: From paying less than minimum wage to exploitation of children, not every company in another country follows fair labor standards. American companies must adhere to all guide lines and provide fair wages to their workers, meaning your product was made and managed responsibly and legally.
- Customer support: American businesses are frequently family-owned and have been established companies for many years. Their products can be shipped domestically because they do not have to be sent overseas, which saves you money on your purchases. And if you have any trouble, you can contact the company for assistance and care that is specialized or localized for your needs.
- Jobs: Buying products that are made in the U.S.A, whether it’s food, cars, or home features like electronics or windows, ensures that there are jobs for Americans. From administration to technicians, American businesses support American families and our own job market.
Consumers still have a desire for American-made goods and are willing to buy them if they find them. At Bay Area Vinyl Shutters, we guarantee high-quality products from our family-owned business in Milpitas, California. Our selection of shutters, shades, and blinds offers some of the best warranties and lowest prices. Visit the Bay Area Vinyl Shutters website for more information on our styles and selection of window coverings.