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

November Notes from Mike.

As the clocks roll back this month, we mark the near-end of the fall marine wrapping season. With that, we start to transition into the holidays– and this year our entire Dr. Shrink family has a lot to be thankful for!

You, our incredible customers, have been fantastic to work with through all of the unknowns of what is shaping up to be one of the most unique years our globe has ever experienced. Our entire industry has rallied together and have worked together to keep things moving and progressing given our new reality we find ourselves in.

I know I speak for the entire Dr. Shrink team when I say, thank you! Thank you for your constant support, your continued desire to grow and advance the shrink wrap industry, and your patience and understanding during these uncertain times.

We wish you all a safe and happy start to the holiday season, and if you need anything, don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.

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

INSIDE NOVEMBER

DIY – SHRINK WRAP – SOCIAL DISTANCING PODS
NEW STATE SALES TAX UPDATE
HOT ACCESSORIES – NO MINIMUMS!
FALL PICK-UP ORDERING REMINDER
WRAP UP THAT PATIO FURNITURE! EASY HOW-TO VIDEO

A customer sent in a photo of their recent shrink wrap job- social distancing pods for a local restaurant! These eat-in gazebos were shrink wrapped in 20′ x 298′ 7-mil clear and served as a great solution for social distancing at the restaurant.

Share your DIY photos with us!

We would love to see your DIY photos from this season! Please take your photos and send them to our customer service team!

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IMPORTANT SALES TAX INFORMATION – MUST READ

Dr. Shrink has switched over to a new automated sales tax system. Please be advised that you (or someone within your company) should have received an email from us requesting sales tax exempt information. This e-mail contains a personalized link specifically for your account with us.

**This e-mail is not spam. If you are tax liable (not exempt), please disregard the email, and we will charge you sales tax.** 

If you are tax exempt, you will need to click the personalized link in the e-mail from us and submit the information through the portal. Once your sales tax certificates are updated through our secure, easy-to-use portal, you’re good to go! The tax system will automatically exempt you for whichever state(s) you have a valid form on file for.

Thank you for your patience while we transition, and please take time to complete this as soon as possible. Due to the automated nature of the system, if an order is placed without a sales tax exempt form on file, sales tax will be charged.

Need more tape, strapping, or vents? We have no minimum order quantities!

Buy a single item individually, or buy an entire case!

Order items in a flash by using our Quick Order tool on our website!

dr-shrink.com – SHOP ONLINE NOW!

Wishing you and your family all the best this holiday season. 
Happy Thanksgiving (in a few weeks) from our family to yours!

REMINDER

PICKUP INFORMATION FROM THE DR. SHRINK WAREHOUSE FOR THE 2020 FALL SEASON

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and keeping our employees and customers safe, there have been changes made to our Customer Pick-Up process. Absolutely no customers are currently allowed inside of our building or warehouse at any time, for any reason.

Customer pickup orders must be placed and paid in advance and you will need to call upon arrival.

Information to note prior to pick-up:

  • Come to back of Dr. Shrink for pickup (shipping/receiving area)
  • Please park between doors 4 & 5 – do not block loading dock area
  • Remain in your vehicle and call 800-968-5147 to let us know you are here for pickup

We are open for pickup Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm EST. We are also open on Saturdays from now until November 21st from 9:00am-2:00pm EST. If you place an online order for Saturday pickup, the order must be placed Friday by 2:00pm EST.

The safety of our staff and customers is our top priority and we thank you for your understanding!

View this quick video tutorial where shrink wrapping your patio furniture is an affordable, effective way to securely store your items outdoors in any climate. Here we take you through all of the main points along with some key, time-saving tips along the way.

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

October Notes from Mike.

Happy Fall everyone! I hope that all of our marine customers are in full swing and having an incredible start to the fall wrapping season!

As we welcome fall and October, I also want to share a special opportunity we have for this month. We have stocked up on our Pink Shrink Wrap as we are raising awareness for Breast Cancer Research. We have 100 rolls of 17’x110′ 7-mil, and we will be donating $10 from every roll to two incredible organizations in Manistee County going towards breast cancer research.

Let’s all show how we, in the shrink wrap industry, can showcase and raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research from all corners of the globe by using PINK from Dr. Shrink!

We hope you consider purchasing our Pink Wrap this fall season.

Thank you to all of our incredible customers! Be well and stay healthy. As always, please let us know what we can do for you. Thank you for working with us.

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

INSIDE OCTOBER

“WRAP FOR A CAUSE” BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
INTERNATIONAL WEBSITES LAUNCHED 
FALL PICK-UP ORDERING REMINDER
ESSENTIAL HOW-TO’S FOR THE FALL SEASON

17′ x 110′ : 7-Mil : PINK WRAP

Dr. Shrink is raising awareness for breast cancer research and giving back to 2 local Manistee, Michigan cancer organizations for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“This year we are trying to really engage our customers from around the globe. We are stocking up on our “Pink Wrap” and will be promoting it all month long through our “Wrap for a Cause” campaign” says Mike Stenberg, President & Founder of Dr. Shrink, Inc. “With every roll purchased a portion of that sale will go to benefit the Paint the Town Pink and the Stomp Out Cancer Fund, both benefiting the local Manistee Community.” 

“As we are getting into the height of the marine recreation wrapping season, we think some of our customers will really jump on the opportunity,” says Ryan Polcyn, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Dr. Shrink, Inc. “Since you need to wrap your boat anyway, why not “Wrap for a Cause” and also get the added benefit of knowing you are helping in the breast cancer awareness efforts.”

This year for the entire month of October, Dr. Shrink hopes to sell 100 rolls of their 17’x110’ 7-mil Pink Wrap all across the world, which will generate about $1,000 that will directly benefit the SOC & Paint the Town Pink Fund.

“We have some amazing customers all across the globe that we have incredible relationships with,” says Stenberg, “We are really optimistic that we will be able to meet our goal and sell out of our Pink Wrap this October. I’m looking forward to seeing our Pink Wrap in application photos in all different countries. The goal is to spread breast cancer awareness on a global level with our Pink Wrap.”

If you are interested in purchasing a roll of our Pink Wrap, you may do so at: dr-shrink.com or by calling us at: (231) 723-2685.  

You can read the full press release here.

 

Share your Pink Wrap Photos with us this year!

We would love to see your Pink Wrap photos this season! Please take your photos and send them to our customer service team!

Send photos & Contact Dr. Shrink

Dr. Shrink international distributors in Dubai/UAE and Australia launch new partner sites

Dr. Shrink is proud to announce a new dynamic touchpoint to create a global website footprint for shrink wrap products and accessories. Customers will be able to access these two partner websites to provide real-time quotes to be sent to our international distributors.

We hope you will check out our partner launch sites here:

REMINDER

PICKUP INFORMATION FROM THE DR. SHRINK WAREHOUSE FOR THE 2020 FALL SEASON

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and keeping our employees and customers safe, there have been changes made to our Customer Pick-Up process. Absolutely no customers are currently allowed inside of our building or warehouse at any time, for any reason. We are still allowing customers to drive-up to pick up their orders- orders must be placed and paid in advance and you will need to call upon arrival. Our warehouse staff will load your truck or vehicle as long as the following criteria is met:

Dr. Shrink staff will load the material if:

  • The vehicle has a separate trunk, truck bed, or SUV rear gate.
  • The vehicle has ample space to load.
  • The space is cleared for the material prior to loading. (Note, if the space is cluttered or materials/items need to be moved, the customer will be asked to come back after they have made room for the materials)

Dr. Shrink staff will not load the material if:

  • There is insufficient space.
  • The space is not cleared.
  • The customer wants the product in the back/front seats of the vehicle

Customers are welcome to load their own material if they are physically able. Please make sure you reference the weight and dimensions of your shrink wrap rolls and other items to be able to accommodate your pick-up.

Information to note prior to pick-up:

  • Come to back of Dr. Shrink for pickup (shipping/receiving area)
  • Please park to the left of the orange tent – do not block loading dock area
  • Remain in your vehicle and call 800-968-5147 to let us know you are here for pickup

We are open for pickup Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm EST. We are also open on Saturdays from now until November 21st from 9:00am-2:00pm EST. If you place an online order for Saturday pickup, the order must be placed Friday by 2:00pm EST.

The safety of our staff and customers is our top priority and we thank you for your understanding!

Learn from the professionals at Dr. Shrink on how to shrink wrap your recreational boat or pontoon boat for storage. Already a pro at wrapping boats? These videos have some great tips and are excellent refreshers for the fall season!

Need a refresher on shrink wrapping your recreational boat? We have you covered with this quick tutorial. Complete with diagrams and how-to instruction.

If you have covered a recreational boat, a pontoon is similar, but with a few small differences. We take you through each of these points along with some insider tips.

Sailboats with their masts up are a whole new game when it comes to seasonal storage. Here we take you through all of the main points along with some key, time-saving tips along the way.

Campers are similar to other square objects, but a few differences include the strapping structure and best practices for securing for the duration of your storage season.

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Dr. Shrink gives back for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and “Wrap for a Cause”

Manistee, Michigan – Many don’t realize that Manistee is home to one of the world’s largest distributors of shrink wrap at Dr. Shrink, Inc. With global access, influence, and reputation, Dr. Shrink is raising attention for breast cancer awareness and giving back to 2 local cancer organizations for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“This year we are trying to really engage our customers from around the globe. We are stocking up on our “Pink Wrap” and will be promoting it all month long through our “Wrap for a Cause” campaign” says Mike Stenberg, President & Founder of Dr. Shrink, Inc. “With every roll purchased a portion of that sale will go to benefit the Paint the Town Pink and the Stomp Out Cancer Fund, both benefiting the local Manistee Community.” 

“As we are getting into the height of the marine recreation wrapping season, we think some of our customers will really jump on the opportunity,” says Ryan Polcyn, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Dr. Shrink, Inc. “Since you need to wrap your boat anyway, why not “Wrap for a Cause” and also get the added benefit of knowing you are helping in the breast cancer awareness efforts.”

In the past, Dr. Shrink purchased Pink Wrap for their own use to generate awareness during cancer awareness events throughout Manistee County. You may have noticed the large rock along River Street at the Manistee Municipal Marina wrapped for the Paint the Town Pink downtown walk, along with their bus, wrapped in full Pink Wrap.

This year for the entire month of October, Dr. Shrink hopes to sell 100 rolls of their 17’x110’ 7-mil Pink Wrap all across the world, which will generate about $1,000 that will directly benefit the SOC & Paint the Town Pink Fund.

“We have some amazing customers all across the globe that we have incredible relationships with,” says Stenberg, “we are really optimistic that we will be able to meet our goal and sell out of our Pink Wrap this October. I’m looking forward to seeing our Pink Wrap in application photos in all different countries. The goal is to spread breast cancer awareness on a global level with our Pink Wrap.”

If you are interested in purchasing a roll of our Pink Wrap, you may do so at: dr-shrink.com or by calling us at: (231) 723.2685. 

Dr. Shrink, Inc. was founded in 1992, by Mike Stenberg in Manistee, Michigan, as a one-man operation in his home. It has since grown into a 15+ employee international corporation that distributes its products on 6 continents across the world. Dr. Shrink, Inc. is located in Manistee’s Industrial Park at 315 Washington Street.

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

September Notes from Mike.

As we flip the calendar over into September, many of us in the shrink wrap marine industry are gearing up for what is forecasting to be a busy season. The new boat sales market saw a big jump up to the tune of around 35%-40% this year, and this could be a good sign for all of you marine suppliers and shrink wrap installer companies.

I would like to remind all of our customers to reference your fall mailing promotion, which will save you 10% on your online shrink wrap orders. Just use FALL20 at checkout and your discount will be applied to all shrink wrap on your order (excludes accessories). This promotion is available to our wholesale and retail customers. This could also be a great time for you to sign up for our business pricing if you haven’t already. You can do that here: dr-shrink.com/fall.

We have been stocking up and our warehouse and crew are READY for your seasonal fall orders. Contact one of our world class customer service reps today or use our user-friendly website for all of your shrink wrap ordering: dr-shrink.com.

Be well and stay healthy. As always, please let us know what we can do for you. Thank you for working with us.

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

INSIDE SEPTEMBER

FALL PICKUP CHANGES FOR 2020
NEW 2020-2021 CATALOG NOW AVAILABLE!
LABOR DAY HEAT TOOL REPAIR PROMO
ESSENTIAL HOW-TO’S FOR THE FALL SEASON

PICKUP INFORMATION FROM THE DR. SHRINK WAREHOUSE FOR THE 2020 FALL SEASON

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and keeping our employees and customers safe, there have been changes made to our Customer Pick-Up process. Absolutely no customers are currently allowed inside of our building or warehouse at any time, for any reason. We are still allowing customers to drive-up to pick up their orders- orders must be placed and paid in advance and you will need to call upon arrival. Our warehouse staff will load your truck or vehicle as long as the following criteria is met:

Dr. Shrink staff will load the material if:

  • The vehicle has a separate trunk, truck bed, or SUV rear gate.
  • The vehicle has ample space to load.
  • The space is cleared for the material prior to loading. (Note, if the space is cluttered or materials/items need to be moved, the customer will be asked to come back after they have made room for the materials)

Dr. Shrink staff will not load the material if:

  • There is insufficient space.
  • The space is not cleared.
  • The customer wants the product in the back/front seats of the vehicle

Customers are welcome to load their own material if they are physically able. Please make sure you reference the weight and dimensions of your shrink wrap rolls and other items to be able to accommodate your pick-up.

Information to note prior to pick-up:

  • Come to back of Dr. Shrink for pickup (shipping/receiving area)
  • Please park to the left of the orange tent – do not block loading dock area
  • Remain in your vehicle and call 800-968-5147 to let us know you are here for pickup

We are open for pickup Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm EST. We will also be open on Saturdays starting September 12th until November 21st from 9:00am-2:00pm EST. If you place an online order for Saturday pickup, the order must be placed Friday by 2:00pm EST.

The safety of our staff and customers is our top priority and we thank you for your understanding!

2020/2021 Dr. Shrink

CATALOG AVAILABLE!

We are thrilled to announce our new catalog is available for you to view online. Complete with new products and innovations for the upcoming year along with product tips and resources. View it online now, or give us a call to request a catalog and we will mail it to your door!

View our catalog online now!

SCHEDULE A REPAIR SEPT. 1 – SEPT. 8 AND WE WILL COVER THE LABOR CHARGES!

This Labor Day we are really celebrating and we are waiving ALL labor charges on one heat tool repair- for one week only! Dust off those heat tools, primary and back-ups and let’s get them in top working condition for the upcoming marine season!

In order to qualify for the deal you MUST call us between Sept. 1 and Sept. 8, 2020 and send in your heat tool. You MUST mention you saw this promotion – and we will take it from there.

*Limit one heat tool per customer for free labor promo*

A customer service rep will contact you with a repair quote before repair is started. Once you confirm the quote, repairs may take anywhere from 5-7 business days and then the heat tool will be shipped back to you.

We service all makes and models. Want to repair yourself?

Here is a complete list of repair parts.

Here is a video on how to install the Shrinkfast 998 Rebuild Kit.

Learn from the professionals at Dr. Shrink on how to shrink wrap your recreational boat or pontoon boat for storage. Already a pro at wrapping boats? These videos have some great tips and are excellent refreshers for the fall season!

Need a refresher on shrink wrapping your recreational boat? We have you covered with this quick tutorial. Complete with diagrams and how-to instruction.

If you have covered a recreational boat, a pontoon is similar, but with a few small differences. We take you through each of these points along with some insider tips.

Sailboats with their masts up are a whole new game when it comes to seasonal storage. Here we take you through all of the main points along with some key, time-saving tips along the way.

Campers are similar to other square objects, but a few differences include the strapping structure and best practices for securing for the duration of your storage season.

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

August Notes from Mike.

Happy August! As we head into the busy fall shrink wrap season, it might be a good idea to visit our online How-To / Training Section for quick reference guides and short videos on boat wrapping. Also, just a reminder to take advantage of the convenience of placing your orders on our website. You have the option of shipping on your own shipping accounts, checking out with your NET 30 terms, viewing past online orders, and payment methods can be securely saved to your account.

Our warehouse racks are stocked and we are ready to ship! If you are in Michigan and usually come to our location to pick up your orders, please make sure you read the section below on changes for customer pickups this year due to COVID-19.

Be well and stay healthy. As always, please let us know what we can do for you. Thank you for working with us.

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

INSIDE THE MONTH OF AUGUST

BRIGHTMARK PILOTS RECYCLING PROGRAM IN INDIANA
CUSTOMER PICKUP REQUIREMENTS – CHANGES FOR 2020
10% OFF EARY BUY DISCOUNT!
EARLY HEAT TOOL REPAIR DISCOUNT
SHRINK WRAP A BOAT FOR STORAGE VIDEO

Brightmark Pilots Recycling Program in Indiana

California-based Brightmark Energy has completed a pilot program for boat shrink wrap collection with a marine services dealer located near the company’s plastics-to-fuel plant in the Steuben County town of Ashley, Indiana. Brightmark says the project, supported by the Northeast Indiana Solid Waste Management District, aimed to divert the boat shrink wrap taken from boats in winter storage from going into the waste stream.

The company says that it can create a second use for the old shrink wrap by turning it into a fuel source for local vehicles and powerboats instead of it ending up in a landfill. With more than 11 million boats registered in the U.S., many of them need to be shrink wrapped in the winter months. With that amount of shrink wrap removed and then recycled properly, it would equal nearly 21,000 barrels of renewable fuel.

Dr. Shrink supplies the REBAG Recycling Kit, which is available to all customers throughout the continental United States, in addition to our annual Recycling Run throughout the state of Michigan. Thank you to everyone who properly recycles your shrink wrap covers every season. You are making a difference and we appreciate your effort to keep this material out of the landfill.

Read the full article on Brightmark’s program

Local/Customer PickUps

Due to COVID restrictions and keeping our employees and customers safe, there have been changes made to our Customer Pick-Up process. Absolutely no customers are currently allowed inside of our building or warehouse at any time, for any reason. We are still allowing customers to drive-up to pick up their orders. Customer pick-ups and ‘will-call’ orders will be allowed only if the following rules can be met:

  • All orders are called in advance and prepaid. Orders must be paid in advance via credit card or mailed check. No cash payment accepted on site.
  • Customers must remain in their vehicle at all times.
  • Customers will call upon arrival and let Dr. Shrink know what name they are picking up under.

Dr. Shrink staff will load the material if:

  • The vehicle has a separate trunk, truck bed, or SUV rear gate.
  • The vehicle has ample space to load.
  • The space is cleared for the material prior to loading.

Dr. Shrink staff will not load the material if:

  • There is insufficient space.
  • The space is not cleared.
  • The customer wants the product in the back/front seats of the vehicle

Customers are welcome to load their own material if they are physically able. Please make sure you reference the weight and dimensions of your shrink wrap rolls and other items to be able to accommodate your pick-up. Thank you for your understanding!

2020/2021 Fall Mailers!

Dr. Shrink has just completed mailing out our fall packets with 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 15th, 2020 if you use promo code FALL20 at online checkout. *Offer is only valid on standard wholesale and retail pricing.*

*Offer is available online only*

Are you with a business? You could qualify for wholesale/business pricing on our website! Fill out our Business Price Request Form online. Your request will be received and review 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 Dr. Shrink account include:

  • Customers can ship on their own shipping accounts (FedEx, UPS, LTL Freight Carriers)
  • Customers can checkout with their Net 30 terms (if applicable)
  • 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

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. Want to troubleshoot your heat tool issue over the phone or email and try to fix it yourself? Our Heat Tool Technician can answer all of your questions.

Need some incentive? Take 10% off all heat tool repair parts until September 15th, 2020 as long as you mention this promotion over the phone or use REPAIR10 at online checkout.

Learn from the professionals at Dr. Shrink on how to shrink wrap your recreational boat or pontoon boat for storage. Already a pro at wrapping boats? These videos have some great tips and are excellent refreshers for the fall season!

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

July Notes from Mike.

As we look to celebrate the 4th of July holiday weekend, we want to take this time to also celebrate the launch of some new products for this upcoming marine season. The entire team at Dr. Shrink is proud to introduce a few new innovations along with a redesigned favorite among marine and recreational boat shrink wrapping specialists.

In addition, we also want to take this time to give a shout out to all of the Made in America companies as we celebrate the Independence Day holiday. Dr. Shrink has been a proud supplier of Made in America products for 28 years and counting. All of our high quality, Made in America shrink wrap is the backbone of our nearly 80,000 square foot warehouse supplying shrink wrap to 6 continents across the globe. Thank you to all of our fellow American-Made companies out there, along with all of the service men and women for their sacrifices to this incredible place that we call home. I’ve included some photos (below) that I took over the past month in Manistee, Michigan. It is truly a wonderful and beautiful lake town with views and scenery that never get old.

Be well and stay healthy. As always, please let us know what we can do for you. Have a great Independence Day!

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

INSIDE THE MONTH OF JULY

NEW PRODUCT SNEAK PEAK
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS AS A BBB ACCREDITED BUSINESS
4TH OF JULY FEATURE: MANUFACTURED IN THE USA
NEW CLOSEOUT/LIQUIDATION SPECIALS!

New Product Sneak Peek

As we get ready for the marine season, our R&D team has been working hard on enhancing some of your marine favorites and have a couple new additions to bring to the table for the 2020 season. Here is your exclusive sneak peak at our latest product offerings now available – or soon to be available at Dr. Shrink!

Bottom Caps are designed to fit on the bottom of 2 x 4 boards commonly used as support poles under shrink wrap covers. 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 x 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.

Designed to be used on our premium shrink wrap for a long lasting, permanent bond and offers the strongest adhesion possible.

  • Provides unmatched adhesive power for the toughest of shrink wrap jobs.
  • Our strongest adhesive tape
  • Polyethylene film backing with rubber adhesive
  • Can be applied in wet/moist conditions
  • Works excellent on all applications requiring higher bond strength and longer life span

Properly shrink wrapping your pontoon boats for winter storage greatly extends the life of your investment. Dr. Shrink has developed a product that is designed to help make your wrapping easier and stress free. We are proud to announce EdgeGuard to our Dr. Shrink family of strapping accessories. Available in 3″ lengths and sold in a 4-pack, EdgeGuard can be placed on the vertical pontoon supports that connect the deck to your pontoons. These pieces of sheet metal are typically sharp and can easily slice through tightened strapping and shrink wrap. EdgeGuard protects your strapping, so as you tighten your perimeter band, you are not left with sheared strapping along the frontside and backside of your pontoons.

  • Coming soon and will be available in 3″ lengths – sold in a 4 pack
  • Reinforced metal core on the EdgeGuard make for easy re-use season after season
  • Easily cut to desired length with metal snips
  • Can be used in other applications with sharp corners and protruding metal

Dr. Shrink is honored to announce we have been an accredited business for 10 years on the Better Business Bureau list. We currently have an A+ rating and continue to strive to surpass our customer’s expectations, both with supplying high quality products and excellent customer service!

BBB Accreditation Standards represent standards for business accreditation by BBBs in North America. These standards are based on BBB’s determination of the attributes of a better business. They incorporate not only lawful business practices, but also BBB’s experience with ethical advertising, selling and customer experiences. For a business to qualify for BBB Accreditation, it must continually meet these standards. Not all businesses qualify for BBB Accreditation and we are proud to say Dr. Shrink does!

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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 the rest. 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.

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Several models of propane fired heat tools available on closeout, as well as heat tool extensions. Vents are also available for $0.99 each! Select sizes of shrink wrap and pallet bags– all deeply discounted! Don’t miss out- first come, first serve.

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

June Notes from Mike.

June is here! Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day last weekend. We have had some beautiful, warm weather in Manistee and it has started to feel like summer.

Please don’t forget, if you’re located in Michigan, we are still doing our Recycling Run to make sure all of your shrink wrap covers are recycled. We’ve extended our deadline to July 1st to get on our pick-up list. Check out the section below on how to properly remove your cover.

Be well and stay healthy. As always, please let us know what we can do for you.

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

INSIDE THE MONTH OF JUNE

SUPERGRIP TAPE
MANUFACTURING SECTORS REOPEN / SHRINK WRAP FOR TRANSPORT
RECYCLING RUN 2020
NEW CLOSEOUT/LIQUIDATION SPECIALS

Try our 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

We have all popular film sizes and variations IN STOCK and ready to ship!

Dr. Shrink is pleased to offer all of our most popular transportation roll sizes and film types – IN STOCK and ready to ship to your door. As the manufacturing sectors reopen across the country, Dr. Shrink is fully stocked for all of your shrink wrap needs!

SHOP OUR MOST POPULAR TRANSPORTATION FILM SIZES NOW

8, 9, 10 & 12 MIL STANDARD WRAP | VCI WRAP

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Our 2020 Recycling Run is still on!

We’ve extended our Recycling Run registration date to July 1st, 2020. If you’d like to be put on our list, all you have to do is purchase our Great Lakes Recycling Bags, then fill out the form, send it back and Katherine from The Michigan Recycling Coalition will be in contact to get you set up with a pickup date and time.

Recycling your shrink wrap is extremely important – and easy! All you need to do is make sure to remove any strapping, zipper doors, vents, etc. and use a Film Knife to cut the shrink wrap cover above the perimeter band. Ball up the cover and stuff into one of our recycling bags and that’s it!

Click here for a quick video on the Simple Steps to Recycling a Shrink Wrap Cover. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about recycling.

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Several models of propane fired heat tools available on closeout, as well as heat tool extensions. Vents are also available for $0.99 each! Select sizes of shrink wrap and pallet bags– all deeply discounted! Don’t miss out- first come, first serve.

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Wishing all the Dads out there a very happy Father’s Day on June 21st!

An especially warm wish to all of our wonderful Dr. Shrink Dads: Mike, Bart, Ryan, Ben, Tony, and Bob!

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

May 2020 Shrink Wrap News - from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

May Notes from Mike.

Happy May Day! Thank you to everyone who took the time to congratulate Dr. Shrink, Inc. on our 28th year in business last month. It’s been an honor to be your trusted shrink wrap supplier for the past 28 years.

Please don’t forget, if you’re located in Michigan, we are still doing our Recycling Run to make sure all of your shrink wrap covers are recycled. We’ve extended our deadline to July 1st to get on our pick-up list. Check out the section below on how to properly remove your cover.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day holiday at the end of the month. Be well and stay healthy. As always, please let us know what we can do for you.

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

See Recycling Run Extension Details Below

INSIDE THE MONTH OF MAY

HURRICANE SEASON STARTS JUNE 1ST
RECYCLING RUN 2020
DR. SHRINK FAQs

Hurricane season starts on June 1st and Dr. Shrink is here for you!

Dr. Shrink offers a complete line of shrink wrapping products used to protect and/or compartmentalize structures after natural disasters (such as hurricanes) or while remediation/disaster 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. We’re stocked with wide and thick shrink wrap to help with your needs during this hurricane season.

Roof repair shouldn’t be tricky.

Dr. Shrink can help you learn how to cover a roof; if you’ve ever wondered about an alternative to a tarp on your roofing project then you’re in the right place. Replace your tarps, which break down over time, with shrink wrap by simply fastening it to your roof and shrinking it with a propane fired heat tool. Dr. Shrink’s shrink wrap has a 2 year warranty and can be fit to any roof.

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

Shrink wrap can be applied in the same way as a tarp and offers a wide variety of benefits over products that aren’t able to be custom fit.

  • Shrinking and welding shrink wrap together offers superior weather protection in every environment
  • Shrink’s high quality material is more durable than a tarp, which lends to a longer lasting cover.
  • All of our shrink wrap has UV inhibitors to protect it from UV breakdown
  • Consistent results for a clean, professional look on every project

Identifying what you need to cover is easy and so is applying it when you have Dr. Shrink’s experienced training staff helping you.

Dr. Shrink is a stocking seller of all items listed in the catalog and our experienced staff can help you get the roofing solution you need shipped same or next day.

Our 2020 Recycling Run is still on!

We’ve extended our Recycling Run registration date to July 1st, 2020. If you’d like to be put on our list, all you have to do is purchase our Great Lakes Recycling Bags, then fill out the form, send it back and Katherine from The Michigan Recycling Coalition will be in contact to get you set up with a pickup date and time.

Recycling your shrink wrap is extremely important – and easy! All you need to do is make sure to remove any strapping, zipper doors, vents, etc. and use a Film Knife to cut the shrink wrap cover above the perimeter band. Ball up the cover and stuff into one of our recycling bags and that’s it!

Click here for a quick video on the Simple Steps to Recycling a Shrink Wrap Cover. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about recycling.

Recycling Run 2020 Registration Form

Dr. Shrink is here to help you with all your questions. Don’t hesitate to give us a call or email us. Below are a few of our most frequently asked questions.

What color shrink wrap should I use? Is there a difference?

Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap comes in blue, white and clear.

  • Blue absorbs sunlight allowing ice and snow to fall off the cover easier during the winter. Used for winter storage and not recommended to be used at a transportation cover.
  • White reflects sunlight and harmful UV rays. Best used for transportation covers and general outside storage. White shrink wrap is also the color of choice for work enclosures and scaffolding. It provides shadow-free lighting and good color rendition.
  • Clear shrink wrap is commonly used for greenhouses and non-storage applications.

Know the color you need, but not the recommended mil thickness? Click here to find out more.

Can the heat from the heat tool cause damage?

We must first mention the propane fired heat tool used in shrink wrapping must be used in accordance with the directions in the training DVD. Always remember safety first!

The heat from the heat tool is swept over the cover, almost like spray painting, and is never left on one spot long enough to damage vinyl graphics, paint, gel coat, etc. In fact, the shrink wrap will become thin and holes will form before enough heat is transferred to damage the boat or object. If the shrink wrap should get a burn hole, and it appears the wrap is stuck to the boat, allow the wrap to cool and it will come loose by itself.

How do I repair tear/melt holes in the cover?

It is very easy to repair any holes that are made on a shrink wrap cover. If it is a small hole, a piece of our Heat Shrink Tape will fix it quickly. If is is a larger hole, a scrap of shrink wrap approximately 3″ larger than the hole may be taped on the original cover and lightly shrunk.

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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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