FORMUFIT is proud of our American heritage. This isn't a radical concept for us; it's been that way since our beginning in 2009.
Unlike some other online stores, we don't have a 'Made in the USA' section. That's because every single one of our products is manufactured in the United States of America. We do not import product, materials or labor.
You may see imported, knockoff versions of our products that state they are Furniture Grade PVC, but they certainly are not. Just because a product looks like another, doesn't mean it will function, is made the same, or last like another.
Sure, overseas manufacturing might promise lower prices, but at what cost?
Our US-built products maintain everything we claim on our site, from UV resistance to impact resiliency, to the smooth, glossy surfaces and bright colors. Our domestically manufactured quality cannot be surpassed, and we have engaged with top vendors, materials suppliers and manufacturers to make sure that all of our products heed this standard our customers have come to know us for.
All of our products can have their base materials traced back to the US natural gas deposits that they were originally drawn from. Our materials follow all North American compliancy standards; they do not contain heavy metals, phthalates, don't outgas dioxins and are completely non-toxic.
Overseas manufacturers have no RoHS, ASTM or other American standards to follow, so why bother? Imported PVC products contain everything from dangerous lead, cadmium and mercury to BPA and phthalate-based plasticizers, used in many imported PVC products.
Labor Safety and Opportunity
Sweatshops are rampant in third-world countries where many of our competitors copycat products are manufactured. Buying overseas products supports these violations against people and workers abroad.
FORMUFIT employs an all-American workforce, who receive a living wage, flexible schedules, full benefits and paid time off. FORMUFIT complies with, and strongly supports, all federal, state and local labor laws that help ensure safe and fair employment.
Buying American-made goods doesn’t just support the employees who make, pick and pack those goods. American-made benefits stream out through the entire US economy. When American factories prosper, they hire American construction firms to expand their buildings, American accounting firms to handle their money, and American energy suppliers to provide them with power.
FORMUFIT believes in giving back to our communities, and our country by employing and manufacturing US goods.
Environmental responsibility is a difficult line to tow when you are a plastics manufacturer and distributor. Unlike overseas products, they make their product cheaply, so you will buy it again, and toss the old product in the trash (a la planned obsolescence).
FORMUFIT's domestic products are not designed as single-use plastics. They are durable enough to be used over and over again when constructed using reusable methods.
Furthermore, our warehouse and headquarters are located underground in a repurposed limestone mine. This keeps FORMUFIT green through energy efficiency, raw materials reuse and no air and wildlife impact. Its naturally constant temperatures eliminate the need for heating and cooling, preserving resources and energy waste.
Yes, our products are more expensive, since they are manufactured domestically. But as the old adage goes, you get what you pay for. And we believe there are no higher standards of quality, durability, camaraderie and environmental responsibility than those products manufactured in the USA.