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

April Notes from Mike:

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

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

Be well and stay healthy.

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

INSIDE THE MONTH OF APRIL

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

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

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

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

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

New SuperGrip Tape (DS-SUPERGRIP)

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

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

Product Details

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

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

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

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

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

Great work by Yukikaze Shrink Wrap!

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

New Liquidation Item!
Buy Air Force Vents for $0.99 each!

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

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

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

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

INSIDE THE MONTH OF MARCH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello Everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shrink Wrap Heat Tape hearts with logo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Above is a preview of what you can expect this upcoming month. If you are not currently part of our weekly bundle emails, please feel free to subscribe to our e-list. It’s FREE!

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

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

Mike Stenberg
President & CEO
Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Color Differences

Mil Thickness Differences

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just a friendly reminder to everyone who is a part of our
Customer Loyalty Rewards Program, your points will expire at the end of the
year (December 31st, 2019). Make sure you redeem your points on any order
before this date; they will not rollover into 2020!

If you are not
currently a member of our Customer Loyalty Rewards Program, please let us know
you are interested and we can get you the program details with your Member
Card! This program was made as our way of saying thank you for working with
us. 

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

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

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

Mike Stenberg
President & CEO
Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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

DR. SHRINK AWARDS

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

ATTENTION INDUSTRIAL & TRANSPORTATION CUSTOMERS:

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

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

DR. SHRINK TIPS & TRICKS

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

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

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

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

Need more training guides? Visit our website here.

DR. SHRINK EVENTS

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

DR. SHRINK FEATURED INDUSTRIES – Residential Roofing

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

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

Happy October everyone! It’s been great to hear from many of our marine customers as things are getting wrapped up for the winter season. In today’s world, online ordering has quickly become one of the best and most efficient ways to order nearly any product. Shrink wrap is certainly no exception. Here at Dr. Shrink, we strive to make ordering as simple and convenient as possible. We work continuously to provide options that best suit your personal and business needs. 

For product at your fingertips, simply visit our newly designed website at www.dr-shrink.com. New product filters make finding what you need easier, and being able to use your own shipping account and/or NET terms at checkout have been very popular. Are you a loyal customer who knows part numbers of needed products? Simply visit our “Quick Order” section, type in the part number, select quantity and add to cart– all from one page!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WEEKLY BUNDLE DEALS FROM THE Dr. – Here are the goodies you can expect this upcoming month…

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Stay on the lookout for some spooktacular Halloween specials and deals! Sign up to our e-list to be notified of discounts.
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February 2019 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Hello all, winter is in full swing here with consistent below zero temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills this week. As extreme weather continues to hit the heart of the country, transport your materials with the greatest level of protection using our industrial strength shrink wrap. We have included a section in the newsletter regarding the Trucking and Transportation industry. Shrink wrap offers an easy, affordable, and custom solution to protect your equipment during transportation and storage.
I am excited and proud to announce that Dr. Shrink, Inc. has been awarded the first Global Star Award for 2019 from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The Global Star award is a new initiative designed to recognize NMMA members who exemplify export success in recreational boating. Dr. Shrink was recognized for its perseverance and commitment to growing a healthy balance between domestic and international sales.
Hope everyone stays safe and warm in this extreme weather across the nation. Please let us know what we can do for you.”
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Trucking & Transportation

Manufacturers build and ship a variety of products that come in all types of different shapes and sizes. For those producing large machinery, they face the challenge of properly storing and transporting the product without inflicting damage. With all the hazards that come with the shipping process, including inclement weather conditions effecting the item, shrink wrap minimizes the possibility of damage more effectively than other methods such as tarps.
Protecting your goods through shrink wrap is an investment. With all of the ways a product is capable of receiving damage during the storage and shipment process, protecting it is a matter of loss prevention. Protecting your product is protecting your reputation and business as well.
Visit our website for product information, video tutorials and more. We offer world class customer service and support for all your shrink wrap needs. Call us today to see how we can help: (800) 968-5147.

Dr. Shrink Awarded NMMA First Global Star for 2019

The NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association) recognizes a select group of members throughout the year who exemplify export success in recreational boating by presenting their Global Star award. This includes members that demonstrate a commitment to exporting, creating a healthy balance between domestic and international sales, and has built an understanding about why exporting is critical to the long term success of their company.
Dr. Shrink, Inc. has been named the first Global Star for 2019 by the NMMA. Dr. Shrink made our first export sale back in 1997 and has grown our global sales to account for almost 15% of our total annual gross revenue.
Click here to learn more about our export journey and to read the full article.

Worldwide Dr. Shrink Distributors

Dr. Shrink products cover the globe with the help of our worldwide distributors. If you are interested in purchasing through one of our trusted partners, please give us a call at 231-723-2685 to see if there is an international distributor near you.

Become a Rewards Card Member

Let Dr. Shrink help you save! Dr. Shrink’s Customer Loyalty Rewards program was implemented in order to show our customers just how much we appreciate your business. As a Rewards Cards holder, you can earn points on every purchase which can be accumulated throughout the year and then the points can be put towards another purchase of your choice. Your points must be used before the end of the fiscal year – Dec. 31st. Now is a great time to start stacking up those points! For every dollar that you spend, you will earn $0.01 in credit. Shipping charges are not eligible to earn rewards points.
If you have any questions or would like to join, just add the Dr. Shrink’s Customer Loyalty Rewards Card to your cart or mention when placing an order over the phone.

ShrinkWrapU

Dr. Shrink’s next Shrink Wrap U Class is coming up next month on Thursday, March 7th. It’s a one day training session designed to give you all the information that you’ll need to shrink wrap anything. Not only will you get hands-on training, but also all of the tools you’ll need for marketing your business in various industries.
Interested in attending? Space is limited, so sign up today and reserve your spot. Click here to find out more information.

Closeout Specials

It is a new year and we are going through our inventory and clearing out the excess! Our Closeout Items are a wide variety of shrink wrap that may have been returned, damaged, dirty or discolored. All sales are final. All rolls are sold as is. First come, first serve. Click here to see all the available sizes.

Featured Video: Dr. Shrink, Overview

Are you new to Dr. Shrink and our products? Here’s a quick video to become familiar with our company. Glad to have you as part of our team! Click here to see the whole video.

February Steals, Deals & Discounts
Quote of the Month:

“All products have been excellent. Your website makes me excited to make more money every time I get on it!” – Josh B. Huntingtown, MD Customer

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December 2018 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“It’s hard to believe that we’re “wrapping” up another year here at Dr. Shrink. I want to thank everyone who took the time out of their day to fill out our Customer Survey for this year. I’ve read a lot of comments, suggestions and ideas and we hope to better your customer experience the best that we can.
I’m looking forward to getting in the holiday spirit with our staff at the Dr. Shrink Christmas party next Friday. It is always a nice evening to relax and enjoy the end of another great year. Also, Santa will once again be visiting Manistee to see all the kids, grand-kids, nieces and nephews of our team here at Dr. Shrink. It’s always a special time of year.
As always, we still have some holiday specials and promotions coming up through the month, so keep an eye out. Wishing you all the best this holiday season. We wouldn’t be here without your support.”
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Put Your Heat Tool to Work 365 Days a Year

Shrink wrap is becoming the face of protection in many different industries – from construction and scaffolding to industrial and agricultural. It can be used to so many ways, don’t hold yourself to just one industry. The scaffolding and containment industry has been on the rise in the list of industries that are reaping the benefits of shrink wrap protection. Dr. Shrink offers 5 different sizes of Flame Retardant shrink wrap in 7, 9, or 12-mil thicknesses. All of our Flame Retardant film meets or exceeds all NFPA 701 specifications. Scaffolding is easy to wrap with these easy tips. With minimal accessories needed, these techniques will ensure you have a sturdy structure that can withstand the elements.
How to install shrink wrap over scaffolding:
1. Make sure your scaffolding has top and bottom horizontal anchor points. If no poles are available, we recommend attaching steel cable. Tighten securely between each of the uprights the length of your desired shrink wrapping length. We recommend using our 12-mil white shrink wrap for all scaffolding projects. Flame retardant is also available.
2. Begin unfolding the shrink wrap and lapping it over the top support cable. Heat weld the shrink wrap around the cable every 5-6 feet as it is being unfolded to temporarily hold it in place. Note: during the heat weld process, you are bringing the shrink wrap around the cable or scaffold pole and welding the material back to itself. A minimum heat weld of 12 inches is recommended. 
3. Once the material is unfolded and spot welded around the top, finish the top heat weld and perform the same operation on the bottom and sides.
4. When all four sides are secured, you are ready to start the shrinking process. Start at the bottom and work up using one continuous motion. After shrinking the entire cover, perform a visual inspection. Seal all holes, tears, and heat welds with our 4″ Heat Shrink Tape.
5. Install our 3/4″ woven cord strapping over the exterior of the shrink wrap in an “X” fashion by tying around the scaffold poles and using our buckle and tension tool system to ensure the banding is extremely tight. The goal here is to prevent the wind from blowing the shrink wrap out away from the scaffolding. Note: for jobs requiring more than one sheet of material, our shrink wrap is easily joined together by overlapping the sheets and heat welding them using one of our premium heat tools.

Use Your Customer Loyalty Rewards Points!

Just a friendly reminder to everyone who is a part of our Customer Loyalty Rewards Program – your points will expire at the end of the year (December 31st, 2018). Make sure you redeem your points on any order before this date; they will not rollover into 2019! If you are not currently a member of our Customer Loyalty Rewards Program, please take a look at how the program works and order/activate your Member Card today! Our way of saying thank you for working with us.

Winner of our Customer Survey!

We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who took the time out of their days to fill out our customer survey. All the feedback is greatly appreciated and its helps us improve so that your customer experience is nothing but the best. The winner of the $50 Amazon Gift Card is Craig S. from Colorado!

Dr. Rink – Shrink Wrap Ice Rink Liners

Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap is ideal for creating durable and long lasting ice rink liners of any size. Bring fun to your neighborhood with your own ice skating rink in your backyard! We have sizes from as big as 60′ wide down to 24′ wide. Click here for some common sizes that we recommend. Don’t forget your tape – our 4″ Heat Shrink Tape and 4″ Permanent Shrink Wrap Tape work great for this application. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800.968.5147 or email us.

Feature Video – Strap Tension Tool

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December Steals, Deals and Discounts
Quote of the Month

“You are excelling in customer service, from order to pickup and oh, forgot to mention you have first class products and supplies.” – Dennis Z. Stevensville, MI Customer

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October 2018 Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Fall is in full swing over here at Dr. Shrink and we’re here to help with anything you need. Check out our new catalog for this year with all new how-to diagrams and charts to help make your shrink wrap job as easy as can be. Our extensive how-to library is always growing as we strive to bring you the best resources for shrink wrap applications across all of the various industries that we serve. Check out our new Shrinkfast 998 Repair Video below to keep your 998 Heat Tool in top notch working condition. In need of some hands-on training? We have another one of our ShrinkWrap U training courses coming up on October 25th. Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your spot!
From all of us here at Dr. Shrink, have a safe and Happy Halloween!”
-Mike Stenberg, President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Tips for the Ultimate Shrink Wrap Job

This handy guide has all of the information you need to shrink wrap a recreational boat, a sailboat mast down or mast up, as well as film sizes and venting, how to properly install our DS-683 Weather-Tight Vent and how to properly use the strapping and buckles. Click here to see the entire guide.
The Dr. has you covered with a growing library of how-to videos. We cover a wide variety of shrink wrap applications from recreational boat wrapping, full encapsulations, RV campers, patio furniture and sailboats with the mast up! Access the how-to videos on the training section of our website or on our YouTube Channel.

Quick Refresher on How-To Shrink Wrap a Boat

It’s time for a quick refresher course from the professionals at Dr. Shrink! Click here for our quick 8-minute video that shows you how to wrap a boat for storage with a support structure.
Dr. Shrink supplies premium, 100% virgin resin shrink wrap in widths of 12′ to 60′ in a variety of lengths and mil thicknesses. 6 and 7-mil shrink wrap is recommended for boat storage. Dr. Shrink also supplies a complete line of installation accessories – everything you need to complete your shrink wrap job from start to finish.

Dr. Shrink’s Installation Accessories

Dr. Shrink has all of the installation accessories you need to make you shrink wrap job easier, faster, and cleaner. Here are some of our most popular boat/marine accessories:
– Venting is one of the most important parts of wrapping a boat. A properly ventilated cover will allow cross-flow ventilation throughout the cover, minimizing chances of excess moisture and mildew. Our Weather-Tight Self-Adhesive Vents are easy to install using the one-piece pull tab that exposes over 15 square inches of adhesive. They are water resistant and can be installed either vertically or horizontally. Don’t forget to check out our Weather-Tight Filter Vent – it uses a filter pad inside the vent top to keep dust, bugs, dirt and other debris out of shrink wrapped products.
– Our Heat Shrink Tape is a 9-mil polyethylene tape that is designed to seal pleats, seams and holes as well as install doors. It also has a powerful backing that adheres nicely to shrink wrap. It’s available in blue, white or clear and in a variety of sizes.
– The End Caps and Bottom Caps are designed to fit on the top and bottom of 2×4 boards commonly used as support poles under shrink wrap covers. They have slits every 90° for the woven cord strapping to slide into and when the cover is shrunk, the sections flex downward forming a protective pad on the top to eliminate pole poke-through. Bottom Caps have non-skid discs attached for added stability.
– Dr. Shrink is improving on it’s End Caps with this heavy-duty Rhino Cap. Designed for optimum pierce protection, it features more surface area, greater strength, and strapping grooves to make your strapping structure easier to create and more durable than ever. It’s designed to keep support poles from poking through shrink wrap on storage covers.
– The Professional Film Cutting Knife is used to safely and smoothly cut shrink wrap during installation. No danger of scratching or cutting with its hooked end.
– The Ring Cutter is a convenient strap cutting tool that allows you to keep a blade available throughout the shrink wrap process and cuts our woven cord strapping with ease.
Don’t forget when you order – do you have enough: tape, vents, strapping, buckles or zipper access doors? These are our most common reorder items and can be easily added to any order. If at any time you have questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800-968-5147 or email us. We’re here to help.

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Dr. Shrink wants to help. Shrink wrap a boat this year in PINK from Dr. Shrink! Make a statement, all while helping raise awareness for breast cancer research. Dr. Shrink will be making a 10% donation for every roll of pink shrink wrap sold. Our pink shrink wrap is available in 14′ x 128′ 8-mil and 17′ x 110′ 8-mil. There’s no better way to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness than by showing/wearing/promoting the color pink. Promote awareness by adding pink to your wardrobe, wallet/purse, and of your shrink wrap jobs during October.
Featured Video: Shrinkfast 998 Repair – Click here to see the whole video.
October Steals, Deals & Discounts
Quote of the Month: “Orders come quickly and in good shape. Your products are excellent. You are my only source for shrink wrap and associated products and will remain as such.” – John D. Edina, MN Customer

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Buy Early & Shrink Wrap a boat in PINK to help Breast Cancer Research!

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show your love with pink
Shrink wrap a boat this year in PINK from Dr. Shrink! Make a statement, all while helping to raise awareness for breast cancer with this standout color. Dr. Shrink will be making a donation towards breast cancer research for every roll of pink shrink wrap purchased this fall.
Our pink shrink wrap is available in 14′ x 128′ 8mil and 17′ x 110′ 8mil.
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