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February 2021 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

February Notes from Mike.

We hope everyone has had a great start to their new year! As we start looking towards warmer months, we need to think about recycling our used shrink wrap film. With that, all of us here at Dr. Shrink want to remind you to “Keep it C.0.0.L. & Recycle your Wrap.” Many of you may or may not know that all of our premium film is 100% Virgin Resin, #4 LDPE, and is accepted at most recycling centers if properly prepared for disposal. This is why we are launching our C.0.0.L. recycling reminder/tagline as an easy way to remember proper shrink wrap disposal for recycling purposes. Keep these points in mind; your wrap needs to be Clean, have Zero accessories (such as strapping, vents, doors, etc. – tape is OK), have Zero moisture (make sure it’s dry) and finally, is Loosely packed for disposal — keep it “C.0.0.L.” To read our full press release, click here.

By taking the extra 3-5 minutes when you are unwrapping your boat and following our simple steps, you can be part of the recycling solution and keep thousands of pounds of plastic material out of our landfills.

Thank you to all of our incredible customers for being part of our global recycling initiative. If you ever have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me or any member of our world-class customer service team and we are more than happy to help.

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

INSIDE FEBRUARY

THINK SPRING – THINK “C.0.0.L” RECYCLING
ATTENTION ALL SHRINK WRAP INSTALLERS!
VERSITI BLOOD DRIVE A SUCCESS
VIDEO HIGHLIGHT – DON’T TRASH YOUR SHRINK WRAP
SEVERAL CLOSEOUT ITEMS AVAILABLE ONLINE

Recycle Your Used Shrink Wrap!

Dr. Shrink is one of the largest suppliers of shrink wrap across the globe, and while offering premium and high-quality products, recycling of used shrink wrap continues to be a top priority for us.

“Taking care of our environment that we, as boat owners and outdoor recreation enthusiasts, all enjoy, should be a top priority,” says Mike Stenberg, President & Founder of Dr. Shrink, Inc. “With a little bit of effort and education, we can all do our part and recycle our old, used shrink wrap for free or very little cost.”

All of Dr. Shrink’s film is 100% virgin resin made of #4 Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE). This is one of the most common plastic materials available, and its recycled contents is frequently used in plastic lumber, construction sheeting, and garbage bags. Many boat owners think of our shrink wrap as a “plastic bag” which is not commonly recycled at your local recycling center, however, our material is different.

To start, pick up the phone and contact your local recycling center and ask them if they will accept “#4 LDPE plastic sheeting”. Some locations may require you to provide documentation, and Dr. Shrink is happy to help; you can access specification documents online at: dr-shrink.com/recycling, or you can email us at: recycle@dr-shrink.com and we will be more than happy to assist. From there, remember to: Keep it C.0.0.L. To ensure your wrap is accepted at the local recycling center, be sure it is clean, has zero accessories (such as strapping, buckles, vents, or zipper doors), has zero moisture and is dry, and finally, is loosely packed for easily handling and sorting when it arrives at the local recycling center.

Recycling and environmental stewardship is not a new concept to Dr. Shrink, we have pioneered a number of recycling programs throughout the country.

“We have created a comprehensive recycling program in our home State of Michigan, and its 20+ years of success is one of our proudest accomplishments as a company.” says Stenberg, “Our goal each and every year is to continue to build upon our program, and this year, we are hoping to expand our efforts across the entire country.”

Dr. Shrink currently partners with the Michigan Recycling Coalition (MRC) and Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) to keep used shrink wrap out of area landfills each and every year with their Recycling Run program.

If you are a marina owner, or a boat owner, and are interested in learning more about recycling, reach out to Dr. Shrink who can assist you.

Are you located in Michigan?

Participate in our Recycling Run program!

You can buy EZ-Fill bags here and register for pick-up this Spring here. Thank you for keeping this premium plastic out of the landfill!

Calling All Shrink Wrap Professional Installers!

We always have several people across the nation calling Dr. Shrink and asking for shrink wrap services or installers in their area — are you a shrink wrap installation business who would like to be included on our “Professional Shrink Wrap Installers” list? Please fill out the form by clicking the link. Once approved, we will add your company to our Professional Shrink Wrap Installer’s list and refer customers to you!

Versiti Blood Drive at Dr. Shrink Another Success!

Thank you to everyone who donated at our most recent blood drive on January 12th. Many from the community showed up and we ended the day with 20 donations!! We will be having the Versiti Blood Bus back again for another blood drive on May 20th (time TBD).

A special thank you to our local restaurant Two Slices for the fresh sandwiches and adorable cookies to keep everyone’s strength up!

A fun video made a couple years ago feautring our very own Mike Stenberg and Adam Schimke!

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January 2021 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

January Notes from Mike.

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

As I take time during the New Year holiday to reflect on the past 365 days, I have to say I am impressed. I am impressed with each of our incredible Dr. Shrink team members, for adjusting to the ever-changing ways we needed to continue to provide world-class customer service. I am impressed with all of our customers, for continuing to grow and advance the industry of shrink wrap during this unprecedented time. And finally, I am impressed with how we have all come together to collaborate, share new ideas, and continue to grow the shrink wrap industry.

I know I speak for all of us here at Dr. Shrink when I say, THANK YOU. Thank you to each of you, our loyal customers, for supporting us during a truly historic and unprecedented year. We all look forward to working with you, and hopefully seeing many of you at shows and events in 2021. Happy New Year!

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

INSIDE JANUARY

VERSITI BLOOD DRIVE 2021 – JANUARY 12TH
TWO SUPERYACHT REFITS USING DR. SHRINK PRODUCTS
PLAN FOR A FULL 2021- YEAR ROUND INDUSTRIES
VIDEO HIGHLIGHT – MAINTENANCE TIPS FOR YOUR SHRINKFAST 998
TAKE OUR SURVEY – WHAT HOW-TO VIDEOS DO YOU WANT US TO MAKE?

Please consider signing up for our Blood Drive on 1/12/2021!

You can sign up and reserve a time to donate by clicking here. Thank you!

Recent Shrink Wrap Work in Australia at Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard

Two superyacht refit and refinishing projects (the 243 foot Dragonfly and the 207 foot SuRi)– all possible by using shrink wrap to contain and fully encapsulate the yachts while they were repainted and other work was being done. As stated in the article, GCCM CEO Trenton Gay said that the completion of these projects demonstrated the yard’s ever-evolving and expanding marine refit and repair capabilities.

“Worldwide, it is well known that repainting sizeable yachts presents numerous challenges for captains and crews with regard to sourcing shipyards with the right capabilities and being able to undertake mammoth paint projects in a timely and cost-effective manner,” Gay said.

“Painting large-scale yachts on water is arguably the silver bullet of the marine refit and repair industry because it alleviates the need to lift the vessels out of the water while also allowing crew to stay on board and other interiors or motor maintenance work to be progressed at the same time, representing wins all-round,” he said.

Based on these two successful projects, Australian local and state government authorities have, for the first time, issued an Environmental Authority (EA) for GCCM to be able to undertake such projects on an ongoing basis. More large-scale jobs like these are already lining up for next year.

Read the Full Article

Make expanding your shrink wrap business, your 2021 New Year’s Resolution! Connect with one of our Dr. Shrink team members to discuss how we can help you expand into these other industry sectors in 2021.

Transportation Wrapping

Use your equipment throughout the year in the transportation industry. Learn the different application techniques from marine wrapping to a transportation cover, and stock up on supplies.

Visit our How-To Center

Disaster Wrapping

Hurricane, tornado and roofing repair is one of the fasting growing shrink wrap industries. Learn more about the industry from the leaders at Dr. Shrink.

Learn more on disaster relief

Material Handling

Protect your customer’s investment with the proven protection of shrink wrap. 9-mil, 10-mil, and 12-mil thicknesses are top thicknesses to use for material handling.

Search all of our 9, 10 & 12mil.

Scaffolding & Construction

Extend the construction season in cold weather months. Shrink wrapping with our industry leading 10 and 12-mil materials can be a great way to use your equipment into the cold weather months.

Scaffolding & Construction Tips

Make sure your heat tool is in peak condition for the upcoming 2021 year! Check out our video below on repairing a Shrinkfast 998 Heat Tool and order all of your repair parts from the industry leader in shrink wrap, Dr. Shrink!

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

December Notes from Mike.

As we saw our first snowfall of the season a week ago, we are now heading into the cold weather months for half of the U.S. With that, we wanted to highlight some of the other ways that you can continue to utilize your equipment throughout the year.

I often get asked about what other industries utilize shrink wrapping outside of the Marine & Recreation market and I have to say that disaster relief/restoration and roofing has been a strong shrink wrap business that has really emerged over the past couple years. With the hurricanes, tornados and other major weather events that continue to pop up across the globe, the shrink wrap industry has responded in a big way.

Once you finish up your jobs in the busy marine recreation season, please contact us if you are interested in potentially growing or expanding your shrink wrap offerings into other industries. We can help get you started. We recommend filling out our short form on our website to let us know which industries you are interested in and we will be in touch!

We wish you, your family, and your business community a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season. Wishing you all the best as we come into a new year!

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

INSIDE DECEMBER

GIVING TUESDAY 2020 – #GIVINGTUESDAY
STOCK UP FOR SEASONS AHEAD – YEAR ROUND INDUSTRIES
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS – MATERIAL HANDLING
TAKE OUR SURVEY – WHAT HOW-TO VIDEOS DO YOU WANT US TO MAKE?
MUST HAVE ACCESSORIES
NEW STATE SALES TAX UPDATE (IF YOU MISSED IT)
DID YOU KNOW FOR DECEMBER…

Today is Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Dr. Shrink is thankful throughout all years, but especially this year to be able to give. Through this difficult year we have all worked together and will come out stronger, together.

From the Giving Tuesday website: “In an era of global crisis and disconnection, we need new rituals to connect us. As the world’s largest giving movement, we believe we can go further, faster when we unleash generosity together.”

#GivingTuesday

Mike, Bart, and Ryan took some time to shop for a carload of food and pantry items to be donated to a local organization in Manistee called Echo His Love. We hope others will be encouraged to join in on giving, collaborating, and celebrating generosity in a time that this world needs it the most. Everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts!

Transportation Wrapping

Use your equipment throughout the year in the transportation industry. Learn the different application techniques from marine wrapping to a transportation cover, and stock up on supplies.

Visit our How-To Center

Disaster Wrapping

Hurricane, tornado and roofing repair is one of the fasting growing shrink wrap industries. Learn more about the industry from the leaders at Dr. Shrink.

Learn more on disaster relief

Material Handling

Protect your customer’s investment with the proven protection of shrink wrap. 9-mil, 10-mil, and 12-mil thicknesses are top thicknesses to use for material handling.

Search all of our 9, 10 & 12mil.

Scaffolding & Construction

Extend the construction season in cold weather months. Shrink wrapping with our industry leading 10 and 12-mil materials can be a great way to use your equipment into the cold weather months.

Scaffolding & Construction Tips

As we continue to build out library of How-To training resources, here is a popular one that shows you how to wrap equipment for material handling/transportation.

ACCESSORIES ARE KEY FOR YEAR-ROUND SHRINK WRAPPING

Order one, or a dozen, or more! We have no minimum order on our accessories!

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

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 last month 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.

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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!

Send photos to Dr. Shrink

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!

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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

Shop our must have add-on's for transport covers!

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

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.

Click here to view all Closeout Inventory

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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