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April 2020 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

April Notes from Mike:

This month Dr. Shrink is celebrating 28 years in business! April is a great time to reflect upon how much we have grown in the past year and really evaluate what goals we have achieved, as well as look at the areas that need fine tuning. It’s also a time to look forward to the future and set NEW goals for a successful year ahead. I want to take this time to thank each customer, distributor, vendor, staff member, friend and family member for your loyal support and encouragement over the years. We simply wouldn’t be where we are today without you.

Don’t forget! With spring beginning to peek through, we have a couple great recycling options available. Our REBAG Program is offered throughout the Continental U.S. and if you’re a fellow Michigander, you can take advantage of our Recycling Run! For more information on these programs, visit our website: www.dr-shrink.com.

Be well and stay healthy.

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

INSIDE THE MONTH OF APRIL

NEW SHRINKFAST & RAPID SHRINK EXPLODED VIEWS
SHRINKFAST 998 REPAIR VIDEO
NEW PRODUCT – SUPERGRIP TAPE
CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT
DR. SHRINK BLOOD DRIVE

New Shrinkfast 998 and RapidShrink 100 Interactive Exploded View on Dr. + Website

We are excited to announce our new Exploded View diagrams for the Shrinkfast 998 Heat Tool and the Rapid Shrink 100. Take a look at these interactive diagrams on our website to easily view repair part names, part numbers, and prices. We know this handy tool is sure to help with all of your heat tool repair needs and questions.

All of the Dr. Shrink staff have recently completed an extensive training session on heat tool repair and troubleshooting. In addition to our full time Heat Tool Technician on staff, we are ready to answer any questions you may have!

Dr. Shrink and the specialists at Shrinkfast have teamed up to create a comprehensive repair and maintenance video. The video highlights all of the repair kit parts, how to clean and maintain your heat tool, and valuable tips along the way so you can keep your 998 in TOP WORKING CONDITION.

New SuperGrip Tape (DS-SUPERGRIP)

Dr. Shrink’s new SuperGrip tape is designed to be used on our premium shrink wrap for a long lasting, permanent bond and offers the strongest adhesion possible. This tape can be applied in wet/moist situations and works excellent on all applications requiring higher bond strength and longer life span!

SuperGrip tape provides unmatched adhesive power for the toughest of shrink wrap jobs. This is by far our strongest adhesive tape that we carry; it has a polyethylene film backing with rubber adhesive. *Please note there is a paper backing that needs to be removed prior to application.

Product Details

Our distributor in Japan, Yukikaze Shrink Wrap, has been thinking outside of the boat for quite some time now, since typhoons severely damaged the Tokyo region last fall. Here is some background information provided from the company on their recent roofing applications:

The source of severe damage to many roofs in the Tokyo region was due to typhoons in September and October of 2019. The areas impacted the worst were coastal areas of east and southeast Tokyo, within 100 miles. Approximately 29,000 houses lost power and some areas required up to a month for full utilities and rehabilitation. After the typhoon passed, roof damage was extensive and resulted in thousands of houses in need of repair. People took temporary measures by using plastic sheets, called “Blue Sheet” in Japan. The impacted areas were depopulated, many houses belonging to elderly people, and many of the households could not afford the labor and resources needed to properly repair the roofs. The houses that could not afford the temporary measures in time were subsequently ruined even more by heavy rains which caused inundations and flooding, resulting in an excess of mold.

The “Blue Sheet” tarps that were used for the temporary measures were not durable against the strong wind of the shoreline and lasted only one week, so there were some households that reapplied the sheet several times or some just ultimately gave up. Due to this, our distributor in Japan began to “think outside the boat.” The owners used to live in Florida, and they had experience in the US marine industry; they had knowledge of shrink wrap and the potential it has for disaster restoration and relief. They reached out to volunteer groups which work in typhoon-impacted areas and introduced the idea of using shrink wrap. The groups showed interests in the shrink wrap, so they were given several training sessions of know-hows on shrink wrap operations and implemented repair methods for the roofs.

There were donations from many countries, including Japan, that were sent to volunteer groups in each region. Yukikaze Shrink Wrap gave priority to implement shrink wrap for the houses of elderly people with the funds and the goodwill of volunteer members.

There are many wooden houses in Japan, so the shrink wrap that is used is flame retardant, and the thickness is mainly 9 mil and 12 mil. Also, Japanese houses have a unique roof structure, so it is common to install various operation methods that is best suited to each particular roof. Lastly, the “Blue sheet” that was applied on the house lasted only one week, but the shrink wrap that was applied is still vibrant even after four months have passed.

Great work by Yukikaze Shrink Wrap!

Thank you EVERYONE who donated during our blood drive on March 20th. We had 16 donations and were told that will mean we saved 32 lives! A big thank you to Versiti Blood Center of Michigan/MI Blood for the fantastic care, cleanliness, and professionalism. We appreciate everyone’s efforts.

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March 2020 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

March Notes from Mike:
As we make way to Spring, we encourage all of you to use our ReBag Recycling Kit– a recycling bag with prepaid shipping that works all throughout the continental US. If you are located in the state of Michigan, we also have our Recycling Run program available to you.

All of us at Dr. Shrink want to encourage our customers to recycle used shrink wrap, and making sure we are good stewards to the environment is important. Join me and the entire Dr. Shrink family and take the pledge to responsibly dispose of your used shrink wrap as you unwrap your watercraft in the next couple months and prepare for the upcoming boating season!

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

INSIDE THE MONTH OF MARCH

St. Patrick’s Day Promo
Product Innovation Contest
Customer Stoplight
Recycling Run in Michigan
Liquidation Pricing on Air Force Vents

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Dr. Shrink is offering up a little gift to enjoy a few libations that the Irish may even get excited about. All orders placed from today- Monday, 3/2 through Sunday, 3/22 will be eligible for a FREE Dr. Shrink Can Koozie.

All you need to do is add the Koozie to your cart, use promo “LUCKYME” at checkout, and we will send one with your order. If ordering over the phone, you must mention this promotion. 

Share your ideas with Dr. Shrink and you could win!

Our customers are the best in the shrink wrap industry. Over the past 28 years, Dr. Shrink has listened to our customer’s feedback and advice on how to improve efficiency for shrink wrap installers, whether that is by creating new products or redesigning current products.

We want to hear YOUR ideas for new products or inventions for the shrink wrap market! Do you have any ideas, new product inventions, new techniques in the shrink wrap industry?

All legitimate product ideas, inventions, and/or product revisions will receive a $25.00 Amazon gift card. The idea or invention we find the best will receive a $100.00 Amazon gift card!

Do you have any frustrations with any of our current products and have suggestions or thoughts on how we can improve them? Let us know those too! We are in the business to make you, our trusted installers, more efficient in your shrink wrap jobs. E-mail us by clicking the light bulb below.

A professionally wrapped 5th wheel camper complete with windows for the winter season in Montana. Thank you to our customer Kip for sending the photos of his recent shrink wrap application!

It’s that time of year again! With spring right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of the warmer weather and removing those shrink wrap covers. Dr. Shrink wants to help – we have two different programs in place to make it an easy process for you. 

REBAG Recycling Kit:
The REBAG Recycling Kit works across the Continental US and comes in a complete kit that includes a 30″ x 50″ clear bag with cover removal directions printed on it, a closure device and a prepaid FedEx shipping label. All you have to do is remove all strapping, buckles, vents, zipper doors, etc. before stuffing the bag full of the plastic. Then just take the bag to a FedEx drop off location or give them a call to come pick it up. 

Recycling Run 2020:
For the 11th year, we’re partnering with Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) in an effort to recycle shrink wrap covers with our Recycling Run. The Michigan Recycling Coalition is also a partner this year and will be collecting the registration forms– EZ Fill bags are still to be purchased from Dr. Shrink. This program is only available throughout Michigan.  

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February 2020 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Hello Everyone,

I would like to thank everyone who took the time to fill out our Customer Survey this past month. I read everyone’s comments, ideas, critiques, and suggestions and have added several to my task and implementation list. I greatly appreciate all the feedback!

The sales team and I have a pretty busy month of travel ahead. If you are in the shrink wrap installation business, always remember to “think outside the boat” when you travel. There is almost always something on the road or sitting outdoors that could use shrink wrap protection. Please continue to send photos to me or our marketing team of all your shrink wrap jobs — I am always impressed by the new applications and fantastic work. Hope you all have a great February — 2020 is off to an excellent start! Thank you for working with us.

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

Inside the February Newsletter: Winner of our Customer Survey Prize, Valentine’s Day Special, New Bottom Cap – Available Soon!, Dr. Shrink Membership Groups & Associations, Closeouts & Liquidations, Weekly Bundle Sneak Peek

Congratulations to Robert in Summersville, WV on winning our $50.00 Amazon Gift Card prize for completing our Customer Survey! Thank you to everyone for taking the time to fill out our survey. All of your feedback and insight was discussed and heard. 

Still have suggestions or ways we can improve our service or products? It’s not too late to fill out the survey. Thank you again for your participation. Fill out the Customer Survey

Love is in the air! The perfect combo this Valentine’s Day — what goes together better than Shrink Wrap and Heat Shrink Tape? It’s a match made in heaven if you ask us!

Starting next week, buy any size roll of shrink wrap and get a free roll of 2″ Heat Shrink Tape!
*Promotion is available over the phone or online by using promo code: LOVETAPE

*Must mention promotion if ordering over the phone.
**Promotion is good from Monday, 2/10/20 through Sunday, 2/16/20.

Shrink Wrap Heat Tape hearts with logo

Dr. Shrink is excited to introduce our all new Bottom Cap! The Dr. Shrink Bottom Cap has been redesigned into a smaller, more skid proof version with flexible plastic to be easily installed on a 2×4 support post. This upgraded quality of material offers less scratching on boat decks and better stability by reducing movement of the support post on the boat deck. 

Dimensions of the new Bottom Cap are 5.75″ x 3.75″ taking up less space (and cheaper to ship)!

Dr. Shrink is still currently selling our original Bottom Cap – this new style will be available soon! Below is the bottom view, side view and top view of the new Bottom Cap. 

Dr. Shrink is proud to be a member of some of the most important groups and associations in not just the marine industry, but various industries across the globe. Here are a few of the wonderful associations that Dr. Shrink is proud to be a member of. 

Any groups or associations you think would be a good fit for Dr. Shrink? Let us know! 

Are you new to Dr. Shrink and our products? Here’s a quick video to become familiar with our company. Glad to have you as part of our shrink wrap family!

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January 2020 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and have enjoyed the holiday season!

The Dr. Shrink crew had a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 20th at the Ramsdell Inn here in downtown Manistee. It was a great turnout and all of the kids enjoyed seeing Santa (some more than others!).

Dr. Shrink is coming into 2020 at full speed — be on the lookout for new products being announced within the next few months. Thank you for working with us; we are grateful and humbled to know that you choose Dr. Shrink to be your trusted shrink wrap supplier. Here’s to another great year!

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

Need a sure – “fire” way to impress your guests for any upcoming holidays or parties? Take a look at how our distributor, Alfa Solution in Norway, heated things up with their holiday meal prep using propane fired heat tools! Great, fun video! — thank you for sharing Alfa Solution!

Since 1864, Marshall & Sterling Insurance has been the name synonymous with outstanding insurance, risk management, and customer service. Marshall & Sterling provides exceptional insurance coverage with unparalleled service and support for their valued clients.

Based out of Poughkeepsie, New York, Marshall & Sterling are very familiar with insurance for shrink wrap companies and installers.

If you have any shrink wrap insurance questions or would like a quote – we would highly recommend you contact Capt. Paul Kesick at 800-333-3766 or send him an email. You can visit them online here.

As another year in business concludes, we would love your feedback on Dr. Shrink products and service! Please take a couple minutes to fill out our Customer Survey to give us feedback, suggestions, advice and any other input so we can make 2020 our best year yet! As a thank you for your time, every participant who submits our survey will be entered into a drawing to win a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card! Thank you in advance for your participation!

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