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

May Notes from Mike.

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who wished Dr. Shrink a happy company anniversary– 29 years in business would not have been possible without all of you and your support over the years. Thank you all for working with us and trusting us to be your valued shrink wrap supplier.

As the weather warms up and more marine boat covers come off, we are thrilled to announce that our C.0.0.L. Recycling Program is taking off! Taking care of our environment that many of us as boat owners and outdoor recreational enthusiasts all enjoy, should be a top priority, and new recycling partners have emerged that we are excited about. I want to give a shout out to the Clean Ocean Access (COA), a New England-based non-profit, who is working hard at promoting shrink wrap recycling around the New England area, and this year expanding into Nantucket as well. In addition, we are pleased to announce an international partner, Switch Energy Corporation, out of Ontario, Canada. Their program will allow recycling throughout much of Ontario! Thank you to these incredible recycling partners and we hope to have a long working relationship together.

Hope everyone has a great month of May, and to all the Moms out there, I wish you a very happy and enjoyable Mother’s Day on Sunday. I would like to give an especially warm Mother’s Day wish to our Dr. Shrink Moms: Ashley, Angela, and Pam!

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

INSIDE MAY

NEW RECYCLING PARTNERS
RESIN IS ON THE RISE & AN INDUSTRY UPDATE
HIGHLIGHTING TRUCKING & TRANSPORTATION
DR. SHRINK BLOOD DRIVE (MANISTEE) – MAY 20TH
CLOSEOUT DEALS

Learn how to recycle your shrink wrap if you are these new partner areas!

Are you located in Ontario, Canada with shrink wrap to recycle? You may be able to participate with Switch Energy Corp. and their new shrink wrap recycling program. Learn more about this here!

Are you in the Nantucket area or in the Southeastern part of New England? You may be able to participate with Clean Ocean Access and their shrink wrap recycling program with their New Jersey based recycling partners at TerraCycle. Learn more about this here!

Not sure if you have a recycling provider in your area? Contact your nearest recycling center and let them know you have used shrink wrap to recycle you can follow our easy step-by-step instructions here!

Do you know of any recycling facilities that accept shrink wrap, or know of other programs that collect used shrink wrap for recycling? Let us know! We are looking for partnerships to cover each state!

Why resin prices have been on the rise and the other industries getting hit….

We have all been feeling the increase in resin prices, and as we have been looking to our other industry colleagues and partners, we have taken notice this is not just the shrink wrap industry, all industries are getting hit from all angles.

The February “Mega-Freeze” that hit Texas really disrupted the production of resin, which is not just a key component in polyethylene, but also construction and other manufacturing materials. In looking into construction here in our home state of Michigan, we reference this article published by Capital News Service, with information from the Michigan Home Builders Association.

According to Robert Filka, the CEO of the Home Builders Association of Michigan, the effects of the shortage adversely impact many aspects of construction. 

“The shortage of resin has caused shortages for all kinds of different products — everything from plumbing materials and all other materials that go into a house,” Filka said. “We are seeing incredible shortages and delays in products that have resin in them.”

Shortages make it difficult to estimate what the final cost of a home will be, Filka said, “because literally from the time they sign a contract to the time a builder might start building, prices have been increasing by thousands and thousands of dollars, depending on the size of the project.”

Additionally, construction prices are rising because of lumber shortages. “COVID has put some impact on production,” Filka said. “You’ve also got factories and mills having to operate under COVID restrictions so they can’t produce as much as they used to, yet demand for wood and building materials has skyrocketed since the pandemic.”

The cost of rubber prices are also going up across the board; higher prices for rubber are a direct result of a supply shortage. Rubber prices reached a four-year high in February, according to Bloomberg data.

As most of you are already aware, we have experienced several price increases on our shrink wrap since August 2020 due to the increasing cost of resins. 

Dr. Shrink is committed to keeping the impact to our customers as low as possible, and with that, we assure you that we are passing along only the exact increase on raw material as it is received. There are no additional production costs or other fees impacting these increases. 

These resin/raw material increases are market-wide and non-negotiable; no manufacturers, distributors, or customers are exempt from them. We assure you our pricing is just as competitive today as it was early last year, in the current market. 

As a valued customer, we take the utmost care in offering you the best possible price on the highest quality product to ensure continued success in your business ventures.  We can send you an outlined detailed list of increases we’ve incurred since August of 2020 if you wish, feel free to request that any time.  

We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to serving you as your business continues to flourish. 

Trucking & Transportation HIGH DEMAND – Get in on the action!

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the last year has increased trucking and transportation demands based on a global shift to online purchases – well in the industrial sector, demand continues to SOAR as home improvement projects and manufacturing companies are now trying to make up for lost time. With that, it’s a perfect time for shrink wrap installers to get in on the action as manufacturing sectors are looking for shrink wrap experts to wrap their projects for transportation.

Check out our featured video below on how to fully encapsulate an object for material transportation – and as always, if you have any questions about this industry or need assistance in anyway, contact our world class customer service team!

Not sure which size shrink wrap you need for your particular object or piece of equipment? Fill out our quick and easy “What Size Shrink Wrap Do I Need?” form and upload a few pictures– we will be in touch with the best size shrink wrap for your specific job!

Please consider signing up for our upcoming blood drive on 5/20/21 from 9am-2pm on the Versiti Blood Center of Michigan bus in Dr. Shrink’s parking lot (Manistee). We will have freshly baked cookies from Two Slices for anyone who donates or attempts to donate. We are only a few donors away from having a full schedule! Please sign up to donate here, and if our schedule is already full by the time you read this, then please consider a donation to a local blood bank near you!

Keep in mind, Dr. Shrink will be hosting another blood drive July 15th

Several new sizes of Closeout rolls available. Get them while you can, these go fast!
Used/Refurbished: Rapid Shrink 100, Ripack 2200 & 3000 & Shrinkfast 998
Air Force Vents only $0.99 each! (DS-AFVENT)

Wishing all of the Moms in the Dr. Shrink family and beyond a very happy Mother’s Day on Sunday!

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Dr. Shrink, Inc. Expands Recycling Efforts with New Partnership in Ontario, Canada— Calls for Marinas & Boat Owners to Recycle Their Used Shrink Wrap

For Immediate Release:
Contact:
Mike Stenberg
drshrink@dr-shrink.com
800.968.5147

Dr. Shrink, Inc. Expands Recycling Efforts with New Partnership in Ontario, Canada— Calls for Marinas & Boat Owners to Recycle Their Used Shrink Wrap

Manistee, Michigan – Dr. Shrink, Inc. 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 this global leader.

Dr. Shrink partners with the Michigan Recycling Coalition (MRC) and Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC) to keep used shrink wrap out of Michigan landfills each and every year. Dr. Shrink has expanded their efforts by recently partnering with Switch Energy Corp. out of Clinton, Ontario, Canada for shrink wrap recycling throughout most of Ontario. Recycling service prices vary depending on distance & quantity. Bags are available from Switch Energy Corp. All questions and inquiries into recycling in Ontario can be answered by Shane McKenna at 1-519-588-6303.

Since 2011, Switch Energy Corp. (SEC) has been the leading recycler of agricultural film plastics in Ontario. “In order to continue our success, SEC is pleased to expand operations to help provide a solution to the increase in marine plastics pollution. We feel we can have a significantly better impact on the amount of boat wrap that gets recycled in Ontario by partnering with Dr. Shrink,” says Shane McKenna.

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.

“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 used shrink wrap for free or very little cost.”

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

April Notes from Mike.

April is here and we were beginning to welcome the first signs of Spring the last couple weeks, until last evening and this morning when it was snowing, blowing, and felt like 11 degrees Fahrenheit– typical Michigan weather for you! We are looking forward to beautiful spring weather coming soon. That means it is time to start thinking about removing those shrink wrap boat covers that have served you well during the harsh winter months. We want to remind you all to do your part and be sure to recycle your old, used shrink wrap.

For those in Michigan, you can purchase our EZ-Fill bags and schedule your pick-up with our recycling partners! If you are located outside of Michigan, you can still recycle your shrink wrap film. ALL of Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap is 100% virgin resin made of #4 LDPE – which is one of the most common plastic materials out there and is acceptable at MOST local recycling centers. I encourage you to contact your nearest recycling center to inquire about recycling your wrap!

One more exciting note for the Dr. Shrink team this April – once we reach April 21st, we will be celebrating our 29th year in business! THANK YOU for 29 incredible years. We would not be here if not for all of you! Be sure to check out our 29th anniversary special below!

Stay safe and happy Spring!

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

INSIDE APRIL

DR. SHRINK CELEBRATES 29 YEARS IN BUSINESS
REASONS FOR RESIN AND SHRINK WRAP PRICE INCREASES
RECYCLE YOUR SHRINK WRAP COVERS
“DON’T TRASH YOUR SHRINK WRAP” VIDEO: RECYCLE WITH EASE!
APRIL CLOSEOUT SPECIALS

Celebrating 29 Years in Business!

THANK YOU to all of our incredible customers for making Dr. Shrink was it is today! Without you, we would not be here and as a special thank you, we wanted to offer a special promotion – exclusive to our loyal customers.

On the day of our company anniversary, APRIL 21st – visit us online at dr-shrink.com and place an online order of $290.00 or more, use promo code DR29 at checkout, and you can unlock a special offer of… $29 off your shrink wrap order of $290 or more!

Use promo code: DR29

Offer only available online.
Offer only available Wednesday, 4/21/21 until 11:59 PM EST

Reasons For Resin and Shrink Wrap Increases

In the wake of resin increases continuing to hammer the market on raw material (polyethylene), we thought it best to provide a brief explanation of how this affects our highly valued customer base. 

As most of you are already aware, we have experienced a total increase of $0.43/lb. from August of 2020 to date. 

There have been many variables and ever-evolving changes world-wide that have impacted these increases over the months; from weather induced natural disasters, political climate, raw material shortages, simple supply and demand, and several others, to name a few. 

We understand that increases, especially in this capacity, are never a welcomed change. That said, we assure you that we are passing along only the exact increase on raw material as it is received from our manufacturers. There are no additional production costs, or other fees impacting these increases. 

These resin/raw material increases are market-wide and non-negotiable; no manufacturers, distributors, or customers are exempt from them. We assure you our pricing is just as competitive today as it was early last year, in the current market. 

To be as transparent as possible, we are hearing from our manufacturers that it is likely we will see pricing continue to climb through April. We, like all of you, hope to see these increases taper off sooner rather than later and will update you if/when that begins to happen. 

As a valued customer, we take the utmost care in offering you the best possible price on the highest quality product to ensure continued success in your business ventures.  We can send you an outlined detailed list of increases we’ve incurred since August of 2020 if you wish, feel free to request that any time.  

We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to serving you as your business continues to flourish.

Recycle your old, used shrink wrap this Spring! Here's how you can do it...

ARE YOU LOCATED IN MICHIGAN?

If YES, you can participate in our “Recycling Run” where you will purchase an EZ-Fill bag and will schedule a pick-up/drop-off with our area partners. Learn more about our program and register today – feel free to contact us with any questions!

ALL SHRINK WRAP USERS CAN TYPICALLY RECYCLE LOCALLY…

Dr. Shrink’s film is 100% virgin resin made of #4 Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) and is one of the most common plastic types AND is 100% recyclable at most local recycling centers! All you need to do is remember to keep it C.0.0.L. which is our easy reminder to make sure your wrap is CLEAN, has ZERO accessories (vents, strapping, doors, etc.), has ZERO moisture (be sure it is dry), and is LOOSE when packed for recycling.

Do the environment a favor and give your local recycling center a call. If you need any specific details or data sheets on the plastic, contact us and one of our customer service team members will be glad to help!

Not exactly sure how to easily remove your shrink wrap cover? Check out our Recycling Run Silent Movie below, starring our very own President/CEO of Dr. Shrink, Inc., Mike Stenberg. Thank you for your effort to recycle this premium plastic.

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

March Notes from Mike.

This month, I want to take a little time and talk to you about your shrink wrap business. Are you currently just focused on the Marine Industry? Looking to make the jump to expand your business? I can tell you that expanding into different industries/markets and growing your business into being a year-round operation is how we have grown Dr. Shrink to where it is today. It’s important to “think outside the boat”. Understanding the benefits that other industries can offer from utilizing the properties of shrink wrap is a game-changer.

With that, I want to go through some of the major industries we supply materials to, and provide you some insight as to how you can potentially make your business a thriving, year-round endeavor.

If you have any questions or are interested in specific opportunities in certain industries, please do not hesitate to contact me or our world class customer service team. We also have a convenient form on our website where you can share details of what you are looking for and we will provide more information. Hope everyone has a great month!

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

INSIDE MARCH

REASONS FOR RESIN AND SHRINK WRAP PRICE INCREASES
EXPLORING SHRINK WRAP INDUSTRIES
POPULAR TRAINING VIDEO: FULL ENCAPSULATION
MARCH CLOSE-OUT SPECIALS
PATRICK’S DAY WEEKLY BUNDLE SPECIAL

Reasons for Resin and Shrink Wrap Price Increases

Polyethylene trading roared back to life after the New Year rang in, the spot market had largely been starved of material during December and buyers returned from the holidays in need of resin. Several ongoing production issues have greatly restricted Polyethylene supplies and since the start of the year, a massive monomer rally, spurred along by cracker outages, has further complicated the situation.  

As of February 22nd, 2021, we received word that an additional resin increase has hit the industry on raw material (polyethylene) due to the inclement weather in Texas which caused production facilities to shut down and further limit supply of resins. 

We understand that price increases are never a welcomed change, but we assure you that we are doing everything in our power to keep your pricing as competitive as possible in today’s market.

Please be aware that the price fluctuation you see on shrink wrap products reflects the exact increase that has hit the market ($0.31 USD overall in 2020-21), and not a cent more. As a valued customer, we take the utmost care in offering you the best price possible on the highest quality product to ensure your business ventures are a success.

Detailed 2020/2021 product increases to date:

August 26th, 2020: $0.05/lb on Standard and Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap.

September 10th, 2020: $0.04/lb on Standard and Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap.

November 18th, 2020: $0.05/lb on Standard and Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap.

January 11th, 2021: $0.05/lb on Standard and Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap – 7% on VCI film.

February 15th, 2021: $0.05/lb on Standard and Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap as well as increases on tape, poly sheeting, vents, caps, misc. plastic accessories, strapping, buckles, Shrinkfast heat tools, parts, and accessories.

February 22nd, 2021: $0.07/lb on Standard and Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap.

We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to serving you as your business continues to flourish.

Let's Explore 6 Industries of Shrink Wrap

The industries of shrink wrap are vast and provide the opportunity for year-round business. Many installers focus on the Marine and Recreation industry, however, that season is one of the shortest available in the year. Here we will highlight all of the industries and their potential for your business growth throughout the year.

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

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

Search all of our popular marine products now!

The Disaster Relief & Restoration Industry has exploded over the past few years. Insurance companies, restoration companies, and contractors are all finding the superior benefits that shrink wrap has over the competition when looking for weather tight solutions at a time of disaster. Hurricanes, tornadoes, hail storms & severe winter weather all have an application where shrink wrap provides superior, cost effective protection of valuable assets that have been damaged as a result of these natural disasters. Here are some resources expanding on the Disaster Relief Industry.

The use of shrink wrap in the Trucking & Transportation Industry is becoming more popular, as full encapsulation of the products can make it completely weatherproof. This is an ideal industry to add to your Marine and Recreation market when looking to expand immediately. The techniques are easy to learn which will allow you to quickly expand to a year-round business without a huge learning curve.

The Construction & Scaffolding Industry can yield huge profit margins and is a 12 month shrink wrap business. Government and large building contracts will require scaffolding work and exterior containment. Shrink wrap is a cost effective and durable material that can be used for scaffolding. Available in Extreme 12-mil thick, with flame retardant sizes also available, the Dr.+ provides the largest sizes of shrink wrap available on the market. Browse our 12-mil shrink wrap.

One of the fastest growing year-round shrink wrap markets, Industrial wrapping can yield great business as customers demand packaging solutions along with corrosion inhibiting protection. This can all be provided by film supplied by Dr. Shrink. Our 7-mil VCI wrap is PERFECT for this industry and was designed specifically for it. Access details about our 20′ x 100′ VCI 7-mil Shrink Wrap.

Agriculture and Farming is a longer seasonal business, however, it’s more of a niche market but has high potential if located in desirable regions across the globe. Based on the changing seasons of the agriculture business, storage structures and equipment storage are among some of the most popular jobs performed by agricultural wrapping specialists. Because of the potential abuse that accompanies the industry, 8, 9 and 10-mil wrap is often used based on requirements.

Greenhouses for residential and commercial applications are also an area of large growth for many of Dr. Shrink’s clients with our wide array of clear films available.

Learning HOW-TO Shrink Wrap in a New Industry...

The basic principles are generally the same across each industry, but in order to maximize your profit, you need to know the tips and tricks in each industry to be truly successful. This is why we have compiled a comprehensive training library for you and your team.

SOME BASIC HOW-TO’s TO GET YOU STARTED:

Still have questions? Feel free to contact us and we can get you pointed in the right direction to grow and expand your business!

This is one of the most popular videos in the HOW-TO library – illustrating how to fully encapsulate a piece of equipment/machinery to make ready for transportation.

The week of St. Patrick’s Day (March 15th – 21st) is your lucky week!

Use that week’s promo code to get a FREE Dr. Shrink Can Coozie with your order! Make sure to subscribe to our e-list to receive the promo code.

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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!

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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 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.