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December Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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• Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Hello everyone, Bart and I are on our way home from the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans. It is always a good experience coming to New Orleans for this show; along with good business we enjoy the friendly and fun people of New Orleans.
It is hard to believe we just celebrated Thanksgiving and we’re already on to talking about Christmas! Hope everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. As we “wrap up” this year, I reflect back on Dr. Shrink’s 25th year in business and would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our customers, vendors, distributors, and colleagues for helping to make 2017 one of our best years yet.  I appreciate each and every one of the people we deal with on a daily basis in many countries around the world. It is my mission to continue innovating new products to enhance the installation of our premium line of shrink wrap materials and provide the best world-class customer service.
I am looking forward to getting in the holiday spirit with our staff at the Dr. Shrink Christmas party next Friday. It is always a nice evening to relax and enjoy the end of another great year, and busy season. I’ve also asked Santa Claus to come later this month to visit all the kids, grand-kids, nieces and nephews of our team here at Dr. Shrink. It is always a special time of year. Still no snow in Manistee, but that will come soon. How many of you celebrate the holidays with a white Christmas?
We will also be extending holiday specials and promotions throughout this month so please make sure you are on our e-lists or Facebook page for notifications. Wishing you all the best this holiday season.
– Mike Stenberg Preseident & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

• Use Your Customer Loyalty Rewards Points

Just a friendly reminder to everyone who is part of our Customer Loyalty Rewards Program – your points will expire at the end of the year (December 31st, 2017). Make sure you redeem your points on any order before this date; they will not rollover into 2018!
If you are not currently a member of our Customer Loyalty Rewards Program, please take a look at how the program works and order/activate your Member Card today! Our way of saying thank you for working with us!

• Dr. on the Map – December Travel

– Finishing up WorkBoat Show today (Bart & Mike) Nov. 28 – Dec. 1
– PowerGen (Ryan) Dec. 4 – 8

• Construction Industry

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Construction Industry. When Dr. Shrink started, we were so focused on the short marine and recreation season, we didn’t realize the full potential of a 12 month shrink wrap industry. That is, until we started to identify the major needs in all 6 industries of shrink wrap across the globe. Shrink wrap is becoming the new face of protection in many different industries – from construction and scaffolding to industrial and agricultural. It can be used in so many ways, don’t hold yourself to just one industry.
The scaffolding and containment industry has been on the rise in the list of industries that are reaping the benefits of shrink wrap protection. Dr. Shrink offers 5 different sizes of Flame Retardant shrink wrap in 7, 9, or 12 mil thicknesses. All of our Flame Retardant film meets or exceeds all NFPA 701 specifications. Today, we are proudly supplying products, educational materials, marketing support and much more to businesses who have made their marine and recreational hobby into a thriving 12 month career.
View our  complete line of shrink wrap & sizes and call us at 800-968-5147 with application sizing questions.

• Shrink Wrap for Ice Rink Liners

Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap is ideal for creating a durable and long lasting ice rink liner of any size. Bring the fun to your neighborhood with your own ice skating rink in your back yard!  We have sizes from as big as 60′ wide down to 12′ wide – perfect for an ice rink of any size! Click here for some common sizes that we recommend.
Don’t forget your tape – our 4″ Heat Shrink Tape and 4″ Permanent Shrink Wrap Tape work great for this application. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800.968.5147 or email us.

• Training & Tips

This month we highlight how to properly use our Strap Tension Tool with Woven Cord Strapping and buckles; what we call the “Strapping System.” Click here to watch our video.

• Project of the Month

– Art Project from Ohio State University’s Department of Design – click here to find out more.

• Weekly Steals & Deals
• Closeout Rolls
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November Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

• Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! We had fun this past weekend hosting a pumpkin carving & costume party as well as a BBQ for the staff and their families. Take a look at the photos below– there were some excellent and creative costumes!
As the snow begins to fall here in Manistee, MI– our sales team has a busy month of international travel. I will be spending some time in Abu Dhabi for ADIPEC (Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference) which is the largest gathering of the global oil and gas professionals. I’m also heading to Amsterdam for METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show)– this is a fantastic show that showcases products from the Shipping, Marine & Ports Industry.  Dr. Shrink, Inc. fits right in.
A heartfelt thank you to all who purchased pink shrink wrap from us this past month. Dr. Shrink donated a portion of each purchase price towards breast cancer research. Several customers have also sent photos of their items wrapped in pink and it’s been fun browsing through everyone’s pink application photos. The pink shrink wrap really does make a statement.
Here’s to a great November! As always, contact me any time and let me know what we can do for you. I’m always available.”

• Halloween Celebrations

Dr. Shrink had a wonderful time at our Halloween Pumpkin Carving party! All the little Dr. Shrinkers came dressed to impress in their Halloween costumes. We all enjoyed a nice BBQ, hot chocolate, carved pumpkins, painted and colored pictures, and frosted and decorated Halloween cookies. A fun time was had by all!

• Dr. on the Map – November Travel

– Kimpex – Drummondville, Quebec (Bart) Nov. 1-3rd
– FABTECH – Chicago, IL (Ryan & Ben) Nov. 5 – 9th
– ADIPEC 2017 – Abu Dhabi, UAE (Mike) Nov. 11-15th
– METS – Amsterdam, Netherlands (Mike, Bart & Kyle) Nov. 13-17th
– Workboat Show – New Orleans, LA (Mike & Bart) Nov. 28 – Dec. 2nd

• Industrial Industry

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Industrial Industry. Manufacturers generate a slew of diverse products that come in all types of different shapes and sizes. For those producing large machinery, they face the challenge of properly storing and transporting the product without inflicting damage.
How it works: Shrink wrap is applied and shrunk using a propane fired heat tool; shrinking it tightly and fully encasing the piece of machinery. Before you start applying the shrink wrap, examine the object and look for areas that may need padding, protection from chafing, or need insulation against extreme heat. Then, determine how far down the cover will go and the method for securing the shrink wrap at the object’s base. Dr. Shrink’s innovative strapping system allows for easy attachment. When laying the wrap over the object, form pleats at the corners and where there is excess wrap. When shrinking, you start from the base since the rising heat warms the wrap as you work upward. Shrink section by section; and it’s recommended to heat the entire object at one time for a tighter, more durable cover. When finished, inspect and tape any holes and all pleats.
View our  complete line of shrink wrap & sizes and call us at 800-968-5147 with application sizing questions.

• Training & Tips

– Learn How to Shrink Wrap from the Best – Full Encapsulation Training Video

• In Honor of Lucy Mosher
• November Steals & Deals
• Closeout Rolls
• Project of the Month
• Quote of the Month
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October Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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*October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – all PINK shrink wrap ordered, Dr. Shrink will donate $10 towards Breast Cancer Research*

• Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“September was a busy month of travel for our sales staff. I’m currently in Istanbul, Turkey for the Istanbul Boat Show. Technology is a wonderful thing and it is nice to remain connected to my staff and customers at all times, no matter where I am in the world. In today’s world, online ordering has quickly become one of the best and most efficient ways to order nearly any product. Shrink wrap is certainly no exception.  Here at Dr. Shrink, we strive to make ordering as simple and convenient as possible. We work continuously to provide options that best suit your personal and business needs. For product at your fingertips, simply visit our website at Our online shopping experience is as easy as adding your items into your shopping cart, then heading over to our checkout page where you’ll find a variety of shipping options available including both small package and LTL freight. Whether you need an expedited delivery, or are just looking for the most economical option, we’ve got you covered! Are you a wholesale customer? Great! We have a special login area in our ‘Wholesale Products’ tab just for you! Not yet a wholesale customer, but desire to be? Simply fill out our Wholesale Price Request Form to get signed up. Looking for product literature/recommendations? Check out our New Electronic Catalog.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Dr. Shrink wants to help in the cancer research effort. For the entire month of October, we will donate $10.00 per roll of pink shrink wrap that is purchased.  Please see the section below for more details– the more PINK you buy, the more Dr. Shrink donates!
Thank you for working with us. It’s been a great season hearing from many of our marine customers as things get wrapped up for the winter!”

• Marine Industry

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Marine & Recreation Industry. No matter the size and depth of the waters our boats traverse, they are our vessels to adventure and enjoyment. They are also a large investment with critical dependence on maintenance and care. Shrink wrap is a tremendous asset for ship yard or marina owners in increasing profitability. There is a great profit margin for shrink wrapping boats and the profit grows the larger the boat gets. If you are currently a boat/ship yard or marina owner that offers winterization services, by adding shrink wrapping as a service, boat owners will get a complete winterization package from your company when they pull their boats out of the water. If refinishing or remodeling a yacht, shrink wrap assists the process by acting as an enclosure. Additionally, shrink wrapped boats can be worked on year round– and you’ll have no worries about chafing, abrasion, scratching, and other concerns.
At. Dr. Shrink, we stock a complete line of American-made shrink wrap products capable of wrapping any size or type of boat. With premium shrink wrap available up to 60 feet wide, even the largest of boats can be protected from shipping or storage damage. Dr. Shrink only supplies premium 100% virgin resin shrink wrap featuring maximum UV inhibitors. This high quality material ensures long-term usage and maximum protection. Unlike tarps, the shrink wrap will protect from most weather damage, is waterproof, and offers one-piece coverage. Are you more of a “written instructions” type of learner, rather than watching videos? Click on the image above to read through step-by-step instructions on How-To Shrink Wrap a Boat.

• Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Dr. Shrink wants to help. For every roll of PINK shrink wrap purchased during October, we will donate $10.00 per roll towards the cause. There’s no better way to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness than by showing/wearing/promoting the color pink. Promote awareness by adding pink to your wardrobe, wallet/purse, and of course your shrink wrap jobs during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
Take a look at our video of shrink wrapping a brand new car at the local Ford Dealership for their annual “Pink Out” car show. See our recent blog for other applications that were wrapped in our pink material.

• Dr. on the Map – October Travel

– October 2nd-6th: Istanbul Boat Show – Istanbul, Turkey (Mike)
– October 12th-13th: Stright MacKay – Nova Scotia, Canada (Mike)
– October 17th-19th: Breakbulk US – Houston, TX (Kyle)
– October 22nd-23rd: CC Marine – Ontario, Canada (Bart)

• Training & Tips

Learn how to Shrink Wrap from the BEST! We have Hot-To Training Videos for many applications. Don’t be intimidated by any of your marine shrink wrapping jobs — we’ve got you covered.
How-To Shrink Wrap a Recreational Boat
How-To Shrink Wrap a Sailboat Mast-Up
How-To Shrink Wrap a Pontoon Boat

• Dog of the Month – Pumpkin Stenberg
• October Steals & Deals
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September Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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• Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“It’s hard to believe September is already here. This will be a busy month of traveling and trade shows for our sales team– if you are in the area of one of our shows, stop by and see us. You can check out where we’ll be in the trade show section below. Please don’t forget to take advantage of our 10% early buy discount on our premium shrink wrap. This offer is good until September 15th by using online promo code: FALL17 or by mentioning the fall discount over the phone. There is always interest and questions regarding shrink wrapping a pontoon boat for winter storage.
I’m pleased to announce we have a brand new How-To Training Video on the simple steps for installing a shrink wrap cover on a pontoon boat.  The video is featured below or you can also view it by clicking here. Hope everyone has a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend! We’ll be using our new outdoor patio area today to have a pre-Labor Day BBQ for the team– grilling some hot-dogs and making fried green tomatoes picked from our very own Dr. Shrink garden. Hope you all enjoy the weekend with family and friends.”

• Marine & Recreation Industry

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Marine & Recreation Industry. Despite only 3 primary peak months, the Marine and Recreation Industry is one of the most recognized and well-known in the shrink wrap industry. With recognition comes saturation, and this is the most competitive industry in shrink wrap. It is essential to provide quality products and service to your customers– rest assured when you use Dr. Shrink products, you are using the highest quality products on the market.
Typically for Marine and Recreation applications you’re going to use a 6 or 7-mil material. The 6-mil is our thinnest shrink wrap and is used on smaller items such as boats, shed frames, pallets and machinery that will be stored rather than transported. Our 7-mil is the standard thickness for shrink wrapping boat in snow load areas, for light construction jobs and for medium sized machinery that will be transported. Questions on what size wrap to use, what color, or what mil thickness is right for you? Visit our designated website page here or call us at 800-968-5147.

• Save Labor this Labor Day!

All of Dr. Shrink’s products are made with you, the user, in mind to make your lives easier and your shrink wrap jobs hassle-free. We will explain how working with Dr. Shrink’s products will help to eliminate hassles and hurdles before, during, and after the shrink wrapping process.
1) Our shrink wrap knives are made with a safe-hooded blade so you won’t scratch your boat or cut yourself during the shrink wrapping process.
2) Dr. Shrink’s shrink wrap is 100% virgin resin material and will NOT biodegrade in a landfill, so it is very important that it is recycled. We offer our REBAG® Program throughout the Continental US that allows you to recycle your shrink wrap scraps and entire covers. Please don’t throw it in a dumpster!
3) Our Zipper Access Doors are taped on the finished cover of your object and allow you access into it without compromising the durability of the cover.
4) Our Shrinkfast® Extensions are available in 2′, 4′, or 6′ lengths. They help you get all those hard-to-reach surfaces and allow you to be safe without having to be unbalanced on a tall ladder.
5) Dr. Shrink’s Film Racks and Carts are a great way to keep yourself organized and to keep your shrink wrap off the ground. Shrink wrap produces static and it will easily collect dirt and debris if it’s left on the ground. These small pieces of dirt and debris can cause holes in your covers. Our Film Racks easily hold our shrink wrap rolls and keep them off the ground.
If you have any questions on the above products, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800.968.5147 or email us.

• Dr. on the Map – September Travel

– September 12th-15th: Husum WindEnergy – Husum, Germany (Mike)
– September 18th-22nd: IBEX – Tampa, FL (Ryan, Ben, Mike & Kyle)
– September 23rd-25th: US Distributors – Portland, OR (Ben)
– September 25th-27th: Pack Expo – Las Vegas, NV (Mike)
– September 25th-26th: Donovan Marine – Nashville, TN (Bart)
– September 26th-27th: Northern Wholesale – Red Wing, MN (Kyle)

• Training & Tips

Shrink wrapping your pontoon boat just got easier with our new How-To Video. Click here to see how to shrink wrap a pontoon boat for the upcoming storage season.

• Dog of the Month – Loki Stenberg
• September Steals & Deals
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August Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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• Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“We’re getting ready for the busy fall/winter layup season heading our way. The Dr. Shrink, Inc. mailers have been sent out and we hope you like the new design, and the excellent new products we have developed. Please take advantage of the special fall discount through September 15, 2017. Along with having the best shrink wrapping product line in the world, I’d like to remind you of the additional benefits of dealing with Dr. Shrink, Inc.  We are truly “one stop shopping” for any and all shrink wrap and installation accessories.  All products are in stock for immediate shipment, we have knowledgeable people on the phones to help you order the exact products you need, and we can tell you how to install all of our products on almost any project. We are competitively priced and the quality of our materials speaks about our commitment to shrink wrap produced in the United States. Dr. Shrink cannot be matched by any other company in the world, and it would be our pleasure being your shrink wrap supplier again this year. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. I enjoy hearing from our customers- email me at

• Marine Industry & DIY

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Marine and DIY Industry. With the fall season approaching, we’re here to supply you with the items you need to protect your seasonal furniture, boats, campers/RVs, and other outdoor items and recreational toys from the harsh elements. We can provide you with an efficient and easy way to store them in the off-season, just ask! Dr. Shrink has the knowledge and expertise to make your DIY shrink wrap project a simple and easy process that you can do every year.

• 2017/2018 Fall Mailers!

All fall mailers have been sent out! This year’s mailer includes a special giveaway from Mike Stenberg in addition to this year’s fall special pricing. If you don’t receive your mailer within the next week and would like one, please contact us at 800-968-5147 or email us.

• Dr. on the Map – August Travel

August 8th – 10th: West Marine – Sunnyvale, CA (Mike, Bart & Ryan)

• Training & Tips

Shrink wrapping your patio furniture is a great way to protect it during the off-season. Click here for a step-by-step video process of how to wrap it.

• Employee of the Month – Brooke
• Dog of the Month – Zoe Polcyn
• August Steals & Deals
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July Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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• Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“I just want to take a moment to wish you all a very Happy 4th of July on Tuesday! We are putting some finishing touches on our new catalogs and they will be ready for mailing at the very beginning of August. I couldn’t wait any longer to introduce our new products, so there is a special sneak peak of them below in the New Catalog/Products section. My birthday is coming up the first week of July– help me celebrate with a  “Cheers!” of your favorite beverage in our new Dr.+ pint glass or Dr.+ Travel Mug! Place any order the week of July 1-July 7 and mention my birthday over the phone– you’ll get a free cup of your choice on me! If you place your orders online, use promo code: CHEERSMIKE. Have a birthday coming up? Let me know, I’ll help you celebrate! Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. I enjoy hearing from our customers- email me at”

• Shrink Wrap for Industrial Applications

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Industrial industry. This industry is the fastest growing year-round shrink wrap market and can yield great business as customers demand packaging solutions along with corrosion inhibiting protection. Manufacturers generate a slew of diverse products that come in all types of different shapes and sizes. For those who produce large machinery, they face the challenge of properly storing and transporting the product without inflicting damage. With Dr. Shrink’s complete line of products that are capable of wrapping almost all objects, there’s nothing you can’t protect. Top industrial wrapping specialists can also compete with other protection methods to show a greater return on investment for their clients.
Dr. Shrink offers VCI (Volatile Corrosion Inhibiting) and Extreme 12-mil options which are perfect for industrial applications. Check out our Steal of the Month section below for a discount this month on all VCI Shrink Wrap.

• 2017/2018 Catalogs & New Products!

We are wrapping up (no pun intended) our final edits of this year’s product catalog; we have included many convenient tools, video links, and other resources that will be easily accessible with your QR code reader on your smart phone. You can find information on our new products for this year below:
– Shrinkfast MZ Heat Tool – is a durable, propane powered heat tool that weighs only 1.75lbs and is one of the industries leading lightweight Do-It-Yourself heat tools. Kit comes complete with plastic carrying case, 25′ propane hose, adjustable regulator and wrench for tightening fittings.
– Ripack 4′ 9″ and 6′ 8″ Extensions – these extensions are used with the Ripack 2200 and 3000 propane fired heat tool. Quick and easy assembly.
– Ripack Gas Cylinder Trolley – robust metal construction and ideal for safely holding and transporting your propane tank, heat tool, and shrink wrap equipment.
– Dr. Shrink’s Corner Guard – this molded plastic corner guard is reusable season after season. It offers superior protection on sharp protruding points on your wrapped object and also reduces the amount of rips and tears in your shrink wrap.
– Dr. Shrink’s European Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap – 100% virgin resin material that has a 12 month UV protection and available in two sizes: 24′ x 60′ 12 mil white or 40′ x 60′ 12 mil white. Our new European Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap passed the Fire Test according to EN 13823 SBI and meets the criteria for: ISO 11925-2:2010, BS EN 13823:2010.

• 4th of July Promotion

Don’t miss our 4th of July promotion – 10% off a Shrinkfast® 998 Heat Tool Kit! Are you a subscriber to our Holiday Promotions e-list? Make sure you sign up to be notified of how to receive 10% off the Shrinkfast® 998 for this holiday!

• Dr. on the Map – July Travel

– July 11th – 14th: ICAST – Orlando, FL (Mike)
– July 17th – 21st: STEP Conference – Chicago, IL (Mike & Bart)

• Training & Tips

How to shrink wrap a flatbed truck

• Employee of the Month – Tony
• Dog of the Month – Sadie Stenberg
• July Steals & Deals
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June Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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• Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“I hope you all had a great Memorial Day.  I am currently in Oslo, Norway working the Nor-Shipping tradeshow with our distributors. Norway builds and supplies some of the most advanced vessels in the world. The shipping and ocean-freight industry is booming and we are staying on top of the latest trends. Shrink wrap is becoming the widespread answer to protecting many large, on-deck ocean freight products during transportation. In addition to our Volatile Corrosion Inhibiting (VCI) shrink wrap, we are continuously adding new Moisture Inhibiting products and Anti-Corrosion supplies to our product line to make sure shrink wrapped products are completely protected from corrosion/rust.
Our featured shrink wrap industry for June, Shipping/Transportation, is one that all installers should consider getting into– there is an abundance of business there. We understand some enormous items can seem intimidating to shrink wrap and that is why we are here for you 24/7– call us and we’ll help you through the entire process. Our experienced technical staff will recommend what size shrink wrap to use, which additional installation accessories you’ll need, and finally, will guide you through the process of shrink wrapping the object. Being a customer of Dr. Shrink is also being a business partner– we want to watch you succeed in your shrink wrapping endeavors.
We’re staying busy at Dr. Shrink and are currently working on the new 2017/2018 Product Catalog for the fall season; we will notify you when the catalogs have been printed and mailed to make sure you receive one.
From everyone here at Dr. Shrink, we would like to wish all the Dads out there a very Happy Father’s Day on June 18th! Call us for a shrink wrap start-up kit; the perfect gift for the Do-it-Yourself Dad in your life who wants to wrap his outdoor patio furniture, boat, BBQ grill, yard equipment, and more!
Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. I enjoy hearing from our customers- email me at

• Transportation & the Benefits of Shrink Wrap

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Material Handling/Transportation industry. The use of shrink wrap in the shipping, transportation, and logistics industry is becoming more widespread as it is more durable than stretch wrap and full encapsulation can make products completely weatherproof as well as tamper-resistant. It is becoming quite common to see shrink wrapped products/equipment traveling down the road and being protected from road grime, dirt, and other weather-related elements.
Offering shrink wrap solutions from 6-12 mil thickness, we can provide some of the most durable transportation protection in the market. This is an ideal business to add to your Marine & Recreation market when looking to expand immediately.

• Last Month to Register for Recycling Run 2017!

Attention Great Lakes states: MI, WI, IL, IN, and OH– our Recycling Run pickups are happening next month! Bay Area Recycling for Charities will be contacting you to schedule a pickup day. It’s not too late to get on our pickup list; please fill out our Registration Form and fax/email back to us. We have plenty of Recycling Run EZ-Fill bags in stock ready to be shipped to you.

• Upcoming Shrink Wrap U Class

Dr. Shrink, Inc. is home to ShrinkWrap U, a one-day training session designed to give you all the information you need to shrink wrap anything.  Not only will you gain valuable hands-on training, but also tools for marketing your business in various industries and proper safety practices.
Classes are held every quarter and our next session will be held on June 8th (registration is closed). Another class is scheduled to be held in August. If you are interested in coming to the August class, you will need to complete the ShrinkWrap U Enrollment Form and return it to Ryan’s attention.
Coming from out of state? Here is a list of Travel Accommodations that we recommend. Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your spot!

• Training & Tips – Full Encapsulation

Shrink wrap provides the best custom fit cover for even the most odd shaped products. Full encapsulation can make your product completely weatherproof and protect against road grime, dirt and debris. Click here to see how to fully encapsulate your products.

• June Steals & Deals

This month we are focusing on specials all around the Transportation industry. We will highlight products each week and give an overview of its application relating to the Transportation industry. It’s important to know that a lot of Dr. Shrink products are multi-purpose!
Who doesn’t love FREE PRODUCTS? Click here for a sneak peek of what you can expect this month. Make sure you are subscribed to our Weekly Bundle e-list– click here to SIGN UP!

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May Newsletter 2017 // Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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• Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“I am pleased and honored to have celebrated Dr. Shrink’s 25th year in business a couple weeks ago.  I want to say thank you to all who helped make this milestone possible. It was fun to take a trip down memory lane while looking through some of our old marketing materials and products (pictured above). I am proud of the entire team here at Dr. Shrink- we have some of the best employees around. Thank you all for supporting and working with Dr. Shrink and I am looking forward to the next 25+ years with all of you!
As you remove your boat covers for the spring and summer season, please remember to properly recycle your shrink wrap. Take a few minutes to watch our silent movie, Don’t Trash Your Shrink Wrap, to get an idea of just how easy it is to recycle your shrink wrap.
Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. I enjoy hearing from our customers- email me at”

• Shrink Wrap Recycling

Recycling Run 2017 Logo
Recycling your shrink wrap cover is something everyone should be conscious of. Dr. Shrink’s 100% virgin resin material will not biodegrade in a landfill, so it is extremely important that it is recycled. Shrink wrap can be recycled into a variety of usable products such as garbage bags and construction plastic. Dr. Shrink, Inc. cares about preserving the environment and has two recycling programs in place that are easy, effective, and trouble-free.
Our Recycling Run Program makes recycling a breeze. This program is only available in the Great Lakes states: MI, WI, IL, IN, and OH. Click here for more information or visit
Our REBAG® Recycling Kit is another option that works in every state in the continental U.S. This is a very easy program – all you have to do is purchase a REBAG® kit (consists of a 30″ x 50″ clear bag with cover removal directions printed on it, a closure device for the bag and a prepaid FedEx shipping label) and stuff the bag full of shrink wrap.  Once the prepaid shipping label is on the outside of the bag, you can call FedEx to come and pick it up or take it to a FedEx service center. Each REBAG® will hold approximately 600 square feet of plastic or the cover from a 26′ boat.
Recycling warning photo
If neither of these programs work for you, we ask that you please call around to local recycling facilities in your area and see if they will accept this premium #4 LDPE (low density polyethylene) plastic. Please help us in our efforts to properly recycle this premium plastic!

• Tips & Training

This month we highlight how to properly recycle our premium shrink wrap. Click the video for a quick tutorial and some information on our Recycling Programs.
Recycling Run Video w.Play

• Requesting Product Catalog Input

We are currently in catalog-development mode and are asking all current customers to please give feedback on previous year’s product catalogs. What do you find the most beneficial about our catalog, what can we improve on, what should we add or remove, etc. Please send us your thoughts and suggestions here. This catalog is created for you, our loyal customers, and we want to make sure it’s useful, informative, and advantageous for you and your business! Thanks in advance for your input.
Click the link for a copy of the 2016/2017 Electronic Catalog

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Dr. Shrink, Inc. Celebrates 25 Years in Business

International Shrink Wrap Supplier Dr. Shrink, Inc. Celebrates 25 Years in Business

Dedication to its customers, excellent customer service, and willingness to provide experienced advice on the proper way to shrink wrap are just a few of the reasons Dr. Shrink, Inc. has been in business so long. The company celebrates 25 years of success in 2017.

Starting in 1985, before the birth of Dr. Shrink, Mike Stenberg worked as a shrink wrap installer wrapping boats, machinery, air planes, buildings, etc. for about seven years, where he perfected the trade and acquired skills that made shrink wrapping easier and more efficient. As shrink wrapping became more prevalent and widespread, Mike saw a more pressing need for distribution of premium shrink wrap and installation supplies; thus his focus shifted from being a shrink wrap installer to a distributor. In 1992, Mike retreated from the actual shrink wrap installation work to focus more on the selling and distributorship of shrink wrap materials—and this is when Dr. Shrink was born.

Mike started Dr. Shrink as a distribution company in his home garage in Manistee, MI in 1992.  His initial vision for the company was to offer expert shrink wrapping advice (which he himself had gained over the years), innovative products, premium high-quality products, and excellent service—a “one stop shop” for all things shrink wrap.  Since 1992, Dr. Shrink, Inc. has supplied high-quality shrink wrap and installation accessories to industry professionals and do-it-yourselfers. Based in Manistee, Michigan the company works with customers in all markets, from marine to industrial to wind power.  It’s this diversity that has enabled Dr. Shrink, Inc. to stay a strong business throughout the years.

Mike Stenberg states, “We’ve had a great and adventurous ride building Dr. Shrink, Inc. over the last 25 years – from starting our business in a one car garage to now having over 112,000 sq. ft. of work space.  There is no way we could have done this without the help and loyalty of our customers.  I appreciate each and every one of the people we deal with on a daily basis in many countries around the world.  The excellent service and products that Dr. Shrink, Inc. offers wouldn’t happen without our tremendous team of vendors, customer service representatives, warehouse employees, and salespeople who work very hard to make us a world class business.  In the future we at Dr. Shrink, Inc. will continue to innovate new products to enhance the installation of our premium line of shrink wrap materials.  We will also continue to improve upon our ordering, training, and processing systems to make it even easier for our customers to get the products and training they need, when they need it.  Thank you to our customers, vendors, and our team members for making Dr. Shrink, Inc. the successful company it is today.”

Dr. Shrink, Inc. is a full-service, full-circle supplier of premium shrink wrap and all installation supplies and accessories. The company strives to develop all its products and services to meet the needs of current and future customers.  With shrink wrap immediately available in widths from 12′-60′, it’s a single-source supplier for all shrink wrapping products and accessories including heat tools, adhesives, zipper access doors and vents.

Contact Dr. Shrink, 315 Washington St., Manistee, MI 49660.  800-968-5147; Fax: 231-723-9586.;

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Dr. Shrink's New European Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap Passes Fire Test Requirements

All products used in construction in Europe will need to meet Flame Retardant specifications under the Single Burning Item classification (SBI Method). The construction products directive of the European commission will require that all European Member states eventually use the SBI Method, instead of the traditional regulatory methods used in each country, to classify most building products.
Dr. Shrink’s new European Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap has passed the Fire Test according to EN 13823 SBI and meets the criteria for: ISO 11925-2:2010, BS EN 13823:2010, and Fire Classification B-s1, d0.
The new European Flame Retardant shrink wrap is available in white, 300 micron (12-mil thickness) in 24’ x 60’ and 40’ x 60’.
Dr. Shrink, Inc. is an international, one-stop supplier of premium shrink wrap and all installation supplies and accessories. With shrink wrap immediately available in widths up to 60′, it also offers heat tools, adhesives, and venting. Always meeting the needs of current and future customers, they are noted for their world class customer service, industry first products and experienced application advice.
Contact Dr. Shrink, 315 Washington St., Manistee, MI 49660.  1-231-723-2685; Fax: 1-231-723-9586.;