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December 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. With Thanksgiving being so late in the month this year, it’s hard to believe we are already into the start of December. The staff and I had a nice time over the weekend celebrating the marriage of our team member, Kelly (Buckingham) to Eric Vasquez– congratulations to the newlyweds! We will have several other celebrations this month, including our holiday Christmas party as well as a special visit from Santa Claus for the kids. It should be a great month full of festive events. As we close out 2019 this month, I would once again like to thank you for your business and loyalty over this past year. 2019 has been a fantastic year and I look forward for what is to come in 2020. I appreciate all of you and wish you all the best this holiday season. Happy Holidays!

Mike Stenberg
President & CEO
Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Some of you may be aware that we have worked with our local animal shelter, Homeward Bound, on several different occasions over the years. One of the projects that we help them with is shrink wrapping the front and back of their building where the kennels are housed to protect the dogs from the wind and winter weather while they are outside.

As shown in the photos, 3/4″ woven cord strapping was run in between each of the beams to support the film. Once the strapping frame was finished, a roll of 12′ x 149′ 7mil white was used to create the “wall”. Around the sides and top, furring strips were rolled onto the film and then screwed into place to secure the film. At the bottom, the wrap was trimmed and then heat welded around a base made of the woven cord strapping to create the bottom. With the entire perimeter of the wall secure, the film was then shrunk down. Furring strips were then tacked to the preexisting beams on the outside of the wall to help limit the amount of movement from the wind. 

This is just another way to show that you can use shrink wrap for just about anything. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 800-968-5147 or email us. If you are interested in adopting an animal from Homeward Bound, you can visit their website or call 231-723-7387.

  1. Run strapping on bottom and across posts to support the film.

2. Attach film to furring strips and leave 12″ excess for heat weld.

3. Screw on furring strips to posts after film is shrunk for extra support.

New at shrink wrapping and not quite sure what mil-thickness to use, or what color? We’ve got you covered! Here’s a few tips on how to decipher what you should be using.

Color Differences

Mil Thickness Differences

The marine shrink wrap season is over — now what? Think “Outside the Boat” and make money year-round with shrink wrap! The opportunities to make shrink wrapping a year-round business are endless! Need somewhere to start? Browse through this list of feasible markets to expand into and get thinking on how you can make profit year-round in your area!

  • Storage Facilities
  • Boat/RV Dealerships
  • Marinas/Yacht Clubs
  • Ski Resorts
  • Transportation and Trucking Companies
  • Machinery Movers and Riggers
  • Railroads
  • Manufacturers—anything that can be weather damaged during storage or transportation is fair game.
  • General Contractors
  • Scaffolding Companies
  • Public/Municipal Works
  • Asbestos Removal Companies
  • Disaster Restoration & Relief
  • Insurance Companies
  • Roofing, Roofing Contractors, and Roof Repair Companies
  • Repossession Companies
  • HVAC Contractors
  • Modular Home/Trailer Companies/Portable Offices
  • Convention Centers
  • Bio-Hazard
  • Police Departments
  • Fire Departments
  • Auto Salvage
  • Christmas Tree Lots
  • Military Bases
  • Amusement & Water Parks
  • Farmers/Agriculture/Feed Stores
  • Horse Race Tracks, Baseball/Football/Soccer Fields, Golf Courses
  • Nurseries/Wineries
  • Forestry Service (campgrounds…)
  • Fence Companies

You may have noticed that our new website offers translation options! On the bottom of our homepage (or any page you are on) you will find a country flag icon with the language that is selected. There is a drop down available for a wide variety of languages to choose from. There is also a currency converter on the new website.

Please note the currency calculator and language translator are provided as a courtesy and not intended to be used as a 100% reliable resource. Languages are translated automatically and may contain errors that are not indicative of intended language’s text. All purchases made while currency is converted will be completed in USD (United States Dollar) and not the currency indicated. Please see the screenshot below where you can find the language translator drop down on our homepage. The currency converter can be found on the right-hand side of each page. These are wonderful tools for our international customers and worldwide distributors!

Latest Closeout Specials – When They’re Gone, They’re Gone.

Several Closeout and Refurbished Items Available! Click here to see them all.

Just a friendly reminder to everyone who is a part of our Customer Loyalty Rewards Program, your points will expire at the end of the year (December 31st, 2019). Make sure you redeem your points on any order before this date; they will not rollover into 2020! If you are not currently a member of our Customer Loyalty Rewards Program, please let us know you are interested and we can get you the program details with your Member Card! This program was made as our way of saying thank you for working with us. 

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November 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween yesterday! Snow is in the forecast for next week in Manistee, MI. I’ve heard from several customers this season as they have expanded their mobile boat shrink wrapping services into including other outdoor items– ranging from patio furniture, outdoor kitchens, even swimming pools. Your customers’ items will be good as new when unwrapped in the spring because of the protection shrink wrap provides. We have had several people across the nation calling in asking for shrink wrap services in their area — are you a mobile shrink wrap company who would like to be included on our “Professional Shrink Wrap Installers” list? Please email us your company name, phone number, address, location(s) you are willing to travel for a job, and company website if possible. We will get your name on our sheet and refer customers to you! Thank you once again for working with us this season and letting Dr. Shrink be your trusted shrink wrap supplier. Do you have everything you need? We are still stocked up and ready to ship!

Mike Stenberg
President & CEO
Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Inside the November Newsletter:
Export Excellence Award – Farmer’s Almanac Winter Outlook – Tips & Tricks for Full Encapsulation – Halloween Party Photos – Residential Roofing Market – Weekly Bundle Sneak Peek

DR. SHRINK AWARDS

Dr. Shrink is proud to announce we received top honors as part of the International Boating Industry’s Export Excellence Award. This award was presented last month during IBEX – International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in Tampa. Congratulations to all of the NMMA members who received awards and top honors– it is great to be connected and working in the same industry as all of these fantastic companies! For the full article, please click here.

ATTENTION INDUSTRIAL & TRANSPORTATION CUSTOMERS:

The 2020 edition of the Farmers‘ Almanac predicts that two-thirds of the country will face a colder-than-normalwinter season. The worst of this year’s bitterly cold winter will affect the eastern parts of the Rockies all the way to the Appalachians. The Almanac calls for above-normal winter precipitation over the eastern third of the country as well as the Great Plains, Midwest, and the Great Lakes.

No matter the weather– heavy equipment, large products, and other industrial items still need to be transported and shipped to their final destination, often on an open-bed trailer due to the size. Shrink wrap is your answer to this logistical problem causing weather damage to your product, as it protects all sizes and types of items from the elements. Be sure to read our section below regarding shrink wrap for full encapsulation. Don’t let the winter season and elements wreck havoc on your assets! Make shrink wrapping a year-round business.

DR. SHRINK TIPS & TRICKS

While thinking of the upcoming winter forecast and discussing the shipping, transportation, and industrial markets– it will be helpful to see exactly how shrink wrap is applied for full encapsulation. Take a look below at the diagrams with clickable links to written instructions, or view our How-To Video for Full Encapsulation. Now is the time to tap into this market if you have been considering it! We are here to help you start. To see more pictures of how-to fully encapsulate, click here.

Photo One: Determine Base Roll Width Size: A+24″+24″ = Base Width Roll Size
24″ of additional shrink wrap material around the perimeter width of object

Photo Two: Determine Cover Roll Width Size: X+Y+Z = Cover Roll Width Size
At the widest point, measure from the base of object, up, over, and down the opposite side

Photo Three: Creating Your Seams, Encapsulating & Vent Placement
– Drape wrap over the object, create seams like you are wrapping a present, and trim away any excess wrap. Weld along these seams. After cover is completely shrunk, tape along the weld seams.
– Place vents in the upper 1/4 of the wrapped object to reduce moisture and condensation.

Need more training guides? Visit our website here.

DR. SHRINK EVENTS

Pumpkin Carving Fun!
Dr. Shrink was in the Halloween spirit with some pumpkin carving and games last weekend! We had some great big pumpkins, perfect for carving, fresh from Miller’s Produce here in Manistee. Take a look at the full photo album on our Facebook page.

DR. SHRINK FEATURED INDUSTRIES – Residential Roofing

These photos show shrink wrap being used as a temporary fix for a leaky roof until the entire roof could be repaired. Wood strips were used along the perimeter of the gutter line and the installer made his own lines with strapping to attach the shrink wrap to. Rope repel gear and an 80′ man-lift was used to shrink the job once attached. Photos courtesy of Jason Hebb and team in Delta, BC Canada. Great work and thank you for sharing your photos!

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October 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Happy October everyone! It’s been great to hear from many of our marine customers as things are getting wrapped up for the winter season. 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 newly designed website at www.dr-shrink.com. New product filters make finding what you need easier, and being able to use your own shipping account and/or NET terms at checkout have been very popular. Are you a loyal customer who knows part numbers of needed products? Simply visit our “Quick Order” section, type in the part number, select quantity and add to cart– all from one page!

I would also like to mention that October is breast cancer awareness month. Manistee’s “Survivor’s Rock” is wrapped up in pink shrink wrap again this year to promote breast cancer awareness and honor those affected by breast cancer. October 3rd is Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital’s 12th Annual “Paint the Town Pink” community-wide event; all proceeds stay local to support women’s services and will benefit the purchase of advanced bone densitometry technology. It is wonderful to be a part of such a great community.

Thank you for working with us. It is our pleasure being your trusted shrink wrap supplier!
Mike Stenberg
President & CEO
Dr. Shrink, Inc.

INSIDE THE OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
New! Shrink Wrap Kits – Tips for the Ultimate Shrink Wrap Job – How-To Video for Patio Furniture – Weekly Bundle Sneak Peek

INNOVATORS IN THE INDUSTRY – New Products & Features by the Dr.

NEW Shrink Wrap Kit!
We’ve always said you can “get it all in one place” for your shrink wrap supplies with Dr. Shrink…now you can get it all in one box! Check out our new Shrink Wrap Kit — all packaged neatly together and sold as a kit!

This is the perfect kit for wrapping runabout boats up to 24′ (without wakeboard towers) and pontoons up to 24′ with 8′ beam. Also great for yard & garden equipment, and patio & deck furniture! 

The following is included in this kit:
(1) Roll of 17’ x 31’ white, 7-mil shrink wrap
(1) Roll of 2” x 180’ white Heat Shrink Tape
(1) Roll of 3/4” x 300’ Woven Cord Strapping
(3) End Caps for support posts
(6) Individual 3/4” buckles
(1) Ring Cutter to cut strapping
(1) Disposable Film Knife to cut shrink wrap
(4) Weather-Tight Self-Adhesive Vents

All you’ll need from your own toolbox is a propane fired heat tool, ladder, hand saw, 2×4 support poles, propane tank and you’re off to shrinking! Please find the complete product listing for our new Shrink Wrap Kit on our website.

What part of the shrink wrap process are you struggling with?
Are you running into any hurdles or frustrations while shrink wrapping?
 
We always strive to make things as seamless as possible for you– from our innovative, helpful products to our experienced application advice, and extensive library of how-to videos and resources. Let us know what else would be helpful!

Our handy guide has all of the information you need to shrink wrap a recreational boat, a sailboat mast down or mast up, as well as film sizes and venting, how to properly install our DS-683 Weather-Tight Vent and how to properly use the strapping and buckles. Click here to see the entire guide or print a copy as a reference sheet. The Dr. has you covered with a growing library of how-to videos. We cover a wide variety of shrink wrap applications from recreational boat wrapping, full encapsulations, RV campers, patio furniture and sail boats with the mast up! Access our how-to video library by clicking here.

At. Dr. Shrink, we stock a complete line of American-made shrink wrap products capable of wrapping any size or type of boat, machinery, scaffolding, equipment, and more. With premium shrink wrap available up to 60 feet wide, even the largest of items can be protected from storage or shipping damage. Interested in tapping into one of the below industries? Learn more on our website and fill out our industry application form– we’ll be in touch!

This short video shows you step-by-step how to shrink wrap your patio furniture for the storage season.

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

Hope everyone is having a great finish to their summer season and enjoying this Labor Day weekend. Our fall mailers have been mailed out, new product catalogs are here, and the early-buy shrink wrap discount is in full swing. We have received a lot of positive feedback on our new website and we are glad to hear everyone is finding it easy to navigate. Don’t forget if you are part of a business, you can unlock business pricing online. If you aren’t already set up, please fill out our Business Price Request Form and we will get you approved! If your company already orders online with business pricing, keep in mind you can also checkout with your NET 30 terms as well, and ship on your own shipping accounts. Please let us know what we can do for you to gear up for the fall shrink wrap season. Several customers have expressed an interest in wrapping patio furniture, RV campers, and other outdoor items this season in addition to their typical boat wrapping– this is what we like to hear! If you have questions on other applications besides boats, please visit our How-To Training section of our website or call us. Happy shrinking to all and Happy Labor Day weekend!

– Mike Stenberg
President & CEO
Dr. Shrink, Inc.

INSIDE THE SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER
EARLY BUY DISCOUNT/SAVE LABOR WITH DR. SHRINK/MARINE & DIY/DR. SHRINK VIDEO/NEW ALL-PROTECT PADDING/ WEEKLY BUNDLE SNEAK PEEK

DON’T FORGET – ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT! 10% OFF ALL SHRINK WRAP UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15, 2019!

This promotion is available online only – and only good on standard wholesale and retail pricing. You must use promo code FALL19 at checkout.

Dr. Shrink Products Helping You Save Labor

All of Dr. Shrink’s products are made with you, the user in mind. They’re made to make your life easier and your shrink wrap jobs hassle-free. Starting from the top of the picture down, we will explain how working with Dr. Shrink’s products will help 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 recycle!
  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 to all those hard-to-reach places 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.

Get it all wrapped up this year. The Dr. has you covered with a growing library of how-to videos. We cover a wide variety of shrink wrap applications from recreational boat wrapping, full encapsulations, RV campers, patio furniture, and sail boats with the mast up! Access the how-to videos on your training section of our website or our YouTube Channel.

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.

INNOVATORS IN THE INDUSTRY – New Products & Features by the Dr.

All-Protect Padding is a padded, solvent-proof protective covering that is typically used during maintenance, retro-fits and boat building. It protects against mechanical damage, is high absorbent and can be used indoor/outdoor. All-Protect Padding also provides protection from sharp and oddly shaped objects that could possibly puncture shrink wrap during the wrapping process.

The backing is an adhesive film that sticks without tape and will not leave a residue on the surface underneath. The material is made up of hard-wearing non-woven synthetic fibers and a residue-free adhesive PE film as a liquid barrier.

It solves these common challenges:

  • Creates a safe, non-slip surface
  • Holds up to strong UV rays
  • Easy to remove with no residue
  • Can be used on exterior and interior surfaces (wood, carpet, windows, paint)
  • Indoor/outdoor use
  • Absorbent and solvent-proof (e.g. motor oil, WD40, hydraulic fluid will not go through)
  • Can be reused

    Can be used on these applications:
  • Decks
  • Railings
  • Stairs
  • Windows
  • Wood
  • Glass
  • Stainless Steel

How to use: Clean the surface of any grease, oil and dust, then dry before application. For re-use, you can vacuum it while installed, then re-roll back up for the next job.

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August 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

“Happy August! We are prepared and ready for the busy fall season. Our warehouse racks are fully stocked and our team is ready to fulfill all your orders. Be on the lookout for our Dr. Shrink mailers heading your way early next week.

Just a reminder to take advantage of the convenience of placing your orders on our new website — you can now ship on your own shipping accounts, checkout with your NET 30 terms, see past online orders, and have your payment methods saved securely to your account. The entire site was designed with you in mind and I know you will be impressed! Do you already know exactly what you need? Use our new Quick Order feature to order everything right from one single page.

Thank you for working with us. As always, let us know what we can do for you.”
– Mike Stenberg
President & CEO
Dr. Shrink, Inc.

INSIDE THE AUGUST NEWSLETTER
FALL DISCOUNT/MARINE & DIY/EARLY HEAT TOOL REPAIR/WEEKLY BUNDLE SNEAK PEEK/DR. SHRINK VIDEO

It’s that time of year – Dr. Shrink is in the process of mailing out our fall price sheets, new product information, and online discount codes!

Don’t miss out on our fall special discount on ALL shrink wrap! 10% off shrink wrap online until September 15, 2019 if you use promo code FALL19 at checkout. Offer is only good on standard wholesale and retail pricing.

Are you part of a business? You could qualify for wholesale/business pricing on our website! Fill our our Business Price Request Form online. Your request will be received and reviewed by the Dr. Shrink team quickly, and once approved you will receive a confirmation email and your online account will be granted business pricing.

Benefits of online ordering with a Dr. Shrink account include:
– Customers can ship on their own shipping accounts (FedEx, UPS, LTL Carriers)
– Customers can check out with their NET 30 terms
– All orders are saved to your account for easy referencing
– Shipping/billing addresses are saved to your account for faster checkout
– Payment methods are saved securely to your account
– Online customers will be offered exclusive deals, discounts, and promos

The Marine and Recreation industry is one of the largest served by Dr. Shrink. Despite only three primary peak months, this industry is one of the most recognized in the shrink wrap industry as a whole. Boats, RVs, outdoor furniture, ATVs, patio furniture, and much more are typically wrapped for seasonal and storage purposes.

6 and 7-mil material with ventilation is the primary application and there is high volume potential as the market swells in the early to late fall. With recognition comes saturation, and this is the most competitive industry in shrink wrap. It is essential to provide a quality product and Dr. Shrink can help supply all your needs.

Need some tips and training in this industry? Visit our website’s Boat, Marine, and DIY training section, and take a look at our How-To video for wrapping patio furniture in the section below.

Whether you need a single part, or a complete rebuild kit, Dr. Shrink has the repair parts you need to keep your heat tool in prime, working condition. If you are in need of having your heat tool repaired, Dr. Shrink has a Heat Tool Technician on staff that can diagnose your heat tool’s problem and get it back up and running. Have a Shrinkfast 998 heat tool in need of repair? Click the video for a step-by-step tutorial on how to properly repair a 998.

Give us a call today at 800-968-5147 or email us and we can offer suggestions, troubleshooting advice, and recommend new parts to get your gun repaired all before the fall shrink wrap season starts.

INNOVATORS IN THE INDUSTRY – New Products & Features by the Dr.

All-Protect Padding provides incredible protection of sharp and oddly shaped objects that could possibly puncture shrink wrap during the wrapping process. All-Protect is a self-adhesive, padded, reusable protective covering with a residue-free adhesive backing. Sold in 20″ x 82′ long rolls.

– It can be easily cut to desired sizes and shapes.
– Won’t leave adhesive residue and sticks to most surfaces.
– Can be used inside and outside.
– Also provides temporary surface protection for windows, floors, stairs, walls and various objects.

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July 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Letter from the President/Mike Stenberg
The 4th of July holiday is upon us!
Just like that, July is already here! The weather is finally starting to feel like summer here in Manistee. It’s nice to see people out and about on the water and enjoying the area. I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July this Thursday! The Dr. Shrink team and I will be celebrating early on the 3rd with a BBQ on our patio. Business hours will remain the same as usual on July 3rd and 5th, and we will be closed July 4th. Wishing you all a great holiday with family and friends!

INSIDE THE JULY NEWSLETTER
MADE IN AMERICA | NEW WEBSITE | DR.+ PRODUCT FEATURES | WEEKLY BUNDLE SNEAK PEEK | DR. SHRINK VIDEO

NEW WEBSITE
It’s launched and live! If you haven’t already seen, Dr. Shrink has a brand new websiteClick the homepage image to the right to check it out! Take some time to look around the site and keep in mind some brand new features:
Customers can now checkout with their established NET 30 terms (or fill out a credit app online to apply for terms)
Customers can ship on their own shipping accounts (FedEx, UPS, or LTL Freight accounts)
Customers who are located in Michigan can now order online without paying sales tax if they are tax exempt and have a tax exempt form and number on file
All online order history is saved in your user account
All shipping and billing address are saved to your account for faster checkout
Multiple promo codes can be used per order (if applicable)
There is a convenient Quick Order Form for customers who already know product names/part numbers of what you want to order

Happy Independence Day!
Dr. Shrink is proud to be a USA made company with most of our product line being manufactured within the United States. American built quality is what sets Dr. Shrink apart from low quality products. We stand behind every roll of shrink wrap and accessory that we sell and guarantee quality after-the-sale service, and on time delivery.
Remember that our American built product line cannot be matched by any other company in the world! Dr. Shrink supplies all products for shrink wrapping. Our one stop shopping is how we operate. Make purchasing simple with the supply of American built shrink wrapping products.

Electric vs Propane Heat Tools – it’s a no brainer!
Here at Dr. Shrink, we know that using a propane fired heat tool is the way to go. Click the video below to see why. Do you have questions on any of our propane fired heat tools? Call us anytime 800-968-5147 or email us.

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Hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July holiday!
Interested in following Dr. Shrink and our entire customer service team as we travel, promote and grow the industry of shrink wrap? Follow us on Facebook where we will post photos, videos, news and more! ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌
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June 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Summer is here!

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. I would like to remind our Michigan customers of our Recycling Run for removed shrink wrap covers in need of recycling. Registration Forms are due Monday, June 3rd (please see the section below for more details). If you are located in other states, take a look at our REBAG Recycling System for an easy way to recycle your shrink wrap cover(s).

Wishing everyone a great start to the summer season.

– Mike Stenberg
President & CEO
Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Recycling Run Forms Due!

Our Recycling Run for 2019 is almost complete! We hope all of your summer toys, boats, and patio furniture are unwrapped and being enjoyed!

The forms for our Recycling Run Program are due by Monday, June 3rd. If you don’t get your forms into us by then, then you might not make it on the pickup list for this year, so please get them in! *Just a reminder – this program is only available in Michigan.*

If you’re not located in Michigan, please take a look at our REBAG Program that’s available throughout the Continental U.S. The bag is a 30″ x 50″ clear bag and can hold the cover from a 26′ power boat or approximately 600 square feet of shrink wrap. If this program doesn’t work for you, we suggest calling around to your local recycling facilities to see if they will take it. Our plastic is a #4LDPE (low-density polyethylene) that can be easily recycled into things like construction bags, garbage bags and some plastic pieces used on playground equipment.

Dr. Shrink Video

– Watch our fun recycling video featuring company President/CEO, Mike Stenberg. Click here to watch the full video.

Disaster Restoration

The Dr. Difference – Dr. Shrink, Inc. offers a complete line of shrink wrapping products used to protect and/or compartmentalize structures after natural disasters or while remediation or restoration work is being done. Shrink wrap can be used to easily cover entire buildings, roofs, or other specific areas that are damaged. Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap shrinks “drum-tight” and is far more effective than traditional tarps and sheeting. Our durable, weatherproof covering creates a proper enclosure and protects the project from further or potential damage.

The Dr. Shrink Advantage:

  • Saves time and money
  • Premium shrink wrap up to 60′ wide and 12-mil thick
  • Sleek, waterproof, durable protection
  • 100% virgin resin material with maximum UV inhibitors for long-term use
  • Our specialty Flame Retardant shrink wrap meets or exceeds all NFPA 701 specifications

See all sizes of shrink wrap

Innovators in the Industry
Vent Collage

– Check out Dr. Shrink’s Venting Options here.
We all know that it is crucial to vent shrink wrap covers to allow air into the cover and eliminate moisture and mildew from forming. Dr. Shrink supplies a variety of different venting options designed to fit your needs.

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Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there on Sunday, June 16th! Special shout-out to our Dr. Shrink Dads – Mike, Bart, Ryan, Ben, Tony and Bob!

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May 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Happy May Day!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to congratulate Dr. Shrink, Inc. on our 27th year in business which we celebrated this past month. It has been an honor to be your trusted shrink wrap supplier for the past 27 years.

Please don’t forget, if you are located in Michigan, we are running another year of our Recycling Run to make sure all shrink wrap covers are recycled. The registration forms have been steadily coming in. It is extremely important that shrink wrap gets properly recycled every season. If you have a shrink wrap recycling program set up in your state, please email us the details and we will make sure to let all inquiring customers near you know that it is available! Thank you to everyone for their effort in making sure all shrink wrap is properly recycled.

Happy May Day to all. Hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day holiday at the end of the month. As always, please let us know what we can do for you.

– Mike Stenberg
President & CEO
Dr. Shrink, Inc.

“Go Beyond the Boat” – Industrial

The Dr. Difference
At Dr. Shrink, we stock a complete line of American-made shrink wrap products capable of wrapping almost any object. With premium shrink wrap available up to 60 feet wide and 12-mil thick, entire flatbed loads of machinery can be protected, temporary roofs, encapsulation of scaffolding, equipment transportation, industrial covers, and more– making it impervious to damage from the elements.

Dr. Shrink offers several mil thicknesses for different types of applications. We only supply premium 100% virgin resin shrink wrap featuring maximum UV inhibitors. This kind of quality ensures long-term usage and ultimate, tough protection.

What size would fit your needs? Here are a few popular sizes for extreme application. Call us for more sizes and bulk prices!

Popular 9, 10, and 12-mil sizes:
20′ x 100′ 10 or 12-mil
32′ x 186′ 10-mil
40′ x 100′ 10 or 12-mil
50′ x 100′ 9-mil
60′ x 100′ 10-mil

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Doctor’s Exam

– Put your shrink wrap knowledge to the ultimate test!
STARTING THIS MONTH: New to the Dr. Shrink monthly newsletter, we will be offering up one question that will put your shrink wrap knowledge to the test. If you can answer correctly, you will be entered for a chance to win great products, and Dr. Shrink gear.

Innovators in the Industry – Moisture Inhibiting Products
We all know that it is crucial to vent shrink wrap covers to allow air into the cover and eliminate moisture and mildew from forming. If you are in an area that is very humid or have an object that is prone to moisture buildup, you may want to look into using some of our mildew and moisture control products for added protection. Click here to shop now!

2 Ways to Recycle Your Shrink Wrap!

The Dr. makes it easy to recycle your used shrink wrap. Two convenient methods allow you to keep shrink wrap out of our landfills.

1) Are you in Michigan? Our Recycling Run is for you! Dr. Shrink is again teaming up with Bay Area Recycling for Charities of Traverse City, Michigan. Participants buy Dr. Shrink’s EZ-Fill Bags for $5.00 each from Dr. Shrink. This cost includes the pickup, transportation, and recycling of the filled bags. The EZ-Fill bag is 42″ x 70″ and holds about 800 square feet of shrink wrap or about the cover from a 32′ boat.

You must then submit the Registration Form to Dr. Shrink by June 1st to have your pickup scheduled. Pickups will be completed mid-to end of June. Dr. Shrink hopes the Recycling Run program model will be copied by other states who are looking to set up shrink wrap recycling programs.

If you know of a current shrink wrap recycling program within your state, please send Dr. Shrink information on the program. Any customers, marinas, boat yards, etc. who call Dr. Shrink inquiring about shrink wrap recycling in their area will be provided with your program information.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RECYCLING RUN HERE

2) Outside of Michigan? Purchase a Dr. Shrink REBAG recycling kit for use in the Continental U.S. The 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. Each REBAG will hold the cover from a 26′ power boat or approximately 600 square feet.

PURCHASE A SINGLE REBAG PURCHASE A ROLL OF 50 REBAGS

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– Don’t forget to follow the Dr. Shrink “MANCAT” on Instagram
Nickel, our office cat, continues to keep our Dr. Shrink team chuckling. Share in the fun with us and follow Dr. Shrink on Instagram (@drshrinkinc) to see all the shenanigans Nickel gets into. #drshrink #drshrinkmancat

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April 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

Cheers to 27 Years! – This month, Dr. Shrink is celebrating 27 years in business. I would like to thank all of our customers, vendors, employees, and colleagues for another great year in business. For our loyal customers, I would like to extend a shrink wrap discount during our anniversary week. Please see below for details.

If you are located in Michigan, please keep in mind that we are running another year of our Recycling Run to make sure all shrink wrap covers are recycled. If you are located in other states within the continental United States, our REBAG Recycling Kit is an option for you. Are you aware of a shrink wrap recycling program outside of Michigan? Please send us information on your state’s program so we can add it to our list for when customers in your area call us regarding recycling their shrink wrap covers. Thank you to everyone for their effort in making sure all shrink wrap is properly recycled.

27 Year Customer Special!

On Sunday, April 21st we’ll be celebrating 27 years in the business! During our anniversary week, April 22nd through April 28th, we’re offering you 10% off your online shrink wrap order!

2 Ways to Recycle Your Shrink Wrap!

The Dr. makes it easy to recycle your used shrink wrap. Two convenient methods allow you to keep shrink wrap out of our landfills.

1) Are you in Michigan? Dr. Shrink is again teaming up with Bay Area Recycling for Charities of Traverse City, Michigan. This program offers an environmentally friendly option to all Michigan boat storage facilities, marinas, and boat owners, asking them to help the environment by recycling shrink wrap. Dr. Shrink shrink wrap is a #4 LDPE premium, virgin resin material that is easily recyclable into a variety of usable consumer products. It will not biodegrade in a landfill. The Recycling Run program makes recycling simple and straightforward.

Participants buy Dr. Shrink’s EZ-Fill Bags for $5.00 each from Dr. Shrink. This cost includes the pickup, transportation, and recycling of the filled bags. You must then submit the Registration Form to Dr. Shrink by June 1st to have your pickup scheduled. Pickups will be completed mid-to end of June.

Each EZ-Fill bag is 42” x 70” and holds about 800 square feet of shrink wrap, about the cover from a 32’ boat. Critical to the successful recycling of boat shrink wrap is keeping it clean. All straps, buckles, zippers, doors and vents must be removed for the wrap to be accepted by recyclers. A video showing how to properly remove shrink wrap covers for recycling is available on the Dr. Shrink website.

Dr. Shrink hopes the Recycling Run program model will be copied by other states who are looking to set up shrink wrap recycling programs.

If you know of a current shrink wrap recycling program within your state, please send Dr. Shrink information on the program. Any customers, marinas, boat yards, etc. who call Dr. Shrink inquiring about shrink wrap recycling in their area will be provided with your program information.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RECYCLING RUN HERE

2) Outside of Michigan? Purchase a Dr. Shrink REBAG recycling kit for use in the Continental U.S. The 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. Each REBAG will hold the cover from a 26′ power boat or approximately 600 square feet.

PURCHASE A SINGLE REBAG PURCHASE A ROLL OF 50 REBAGS

“GO BEYOND THE BOAT” Monthly Feature – Material Handling

The use of shrink wrap in material handling is becoming more popular, as it is more durable than stretch wrap and full encapsulation can make it completely waterproof. Less strapping will be required and when using a high mil thickness, the object becomes tamper resistant.

Manufacturers produce products all across the globe and in order to successfully transport these products from their origination to final destination, a durable protection solution is required. Offering shrink wrap solutions from 6-12 mil thickness, Dr. Shrink provides some of the most durable transportation protection in the market.

Full Encapsulation – Best Practices

Be sure you completely understand how to fully encapsulate when shrink wrapping materials for transportation. Dr. Shrink makes it easy by offering you this complete step-by-step instructional video. VIEW THE COMPLETE VIDEO

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Innovators in the Industry – Lifting Lug Cover

Dr. Shrink’s Lifting Lug Cover is an alternative option for quick and easy access to your lifting points. Each cover is a 12” x 12” square, made of premium 10-mil shrink wrap and is extremely durable and sturdy. They are easy to install, allowing quick and resealable access to your lifting points. Perfect for use in the material handling industry.

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Doctor’s Exam – put your shrink wrap knowledge to the ultimate test!

STARTING IN MAY: New to the Dr. Shrink monthly newsletter, we will be offering up one question that will put your shrink wrap knowledge to the test. If you can answer correctly, you will be entered for a chance to win great products, and Dr. Shrink gear. Check back next month to take the first “Doctors Exam.”

Dr. Shrink Mancat – Follow the Dr. Shrink “Mancat” on Instagram

Nickel, our office cat, is quite the character and gives the Dr. Shrink team a few good laughs every day. Share in the fun with us and follow Dr. Shrink on Instagram (@drshrinkinc) to see all the shenanigans Nickel gets into.

#drshrink #drshrinkmancat Follow Dr. Shrink on Instagram

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Dr. Shrink’s Recycling Run Helps Keep Shrink Wrap Out of Landfills

Committed to helping shrink wrap users recycle their wrap, Dr. Shrink announces their 10th Annual Recycling Run Program in partnership with Bay Area Recycling for Charities of Traverse City, Michigan. This program offers an environmentally friendly option to all Michigan boat storage facilities, marinas, and boat owners, asking them to help the environment by recycling shrink wrap. Dr. Shrink shrink wrap is a #4 LDPE premium, virgin resin material that is easily recyclable into a variety of usable consumer products. It will not biodegrade in a landfill. The Recycling Run program makes recycling simple and straightforward.

Participants buy Dr. Shrink’s EZ-Fill Bags for $5.00 each from Dr. Shrink. This cost includes the pickup, transportation, and recycling of the filled bags. You must then submit the Registration Form to Dr. Shrink by June 1st to have your pickup scheduled. Pickups will be completed mid-to end of June.

Each EZ-Fill bag is 42” x 70” and holds about 800 square feet of shrink wrap, about the cover from a 32’ boat. Critical to the successful recycling of boat shrink wrap is keeping it clean. All straps, buckles, zippers, doors and vents must be removed for the wrap to be accepted by recyclers. A video showing how to properly remove shrink wrap covers for recycling is available on the Dr. Shrink website.

Dr. Shrink hopes the Recycling Run program model will be copied by other states who are looking to set up shrink wrap recycling programs.

If you know of a current shrink wrap recycling program within your state, please send Dr. Shrink information on the program. Any customers, marinas, boat yards, etc. who call Dr. Shrink inquiring about shrink wrap recycling in their area will be provided with your program information.

Please share this post publicly to spread the word on shrink wrap recycling efforts. Thank you for your part in recycling this premium plastic.

Contact Dr. Shrink, 315 Washington St., Manistee, MI 49660. 1-231-723-2685; Fax: 1-231-723-9586. https://www.dr-shrink.comdrshrink@dr-shrink.com.

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