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

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• Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! We had fun this past weekend hosting a pumpkin carving & costume party as well as a BBQ for the staff and their families. Take a look at the photos below– there were some excellent and creative costumes!
As the snow begins to fall here in Manistee, MI– our sales team has a busy month of international travel. I will be spending some time in Abu Dhabi for ADIPEC (Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference) which is the largest gathering of the global oil and gas professionals. I’m also heading to Amsterdam for METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show)– this is a fantastic show that showcases products from the Shipping, Marine & Ports Industry.  Dr. Shrink, Inc. fits right in.
A heartfelt thank you to all who purchased pink shrink wrap from us this past month. Dr. Shrink donated a portion of each purchase price towards breast cancer research. Several customers have also sent photos of their items wrapped in pink and it’s been fun browsing through everyone’s pink application photos. The pink shrink wrap really does make a statement.
Here’s to a great November! As always, contact me any time and let me know what we can do for you. I’m always available.”

• Halloween Celebrations

Dr. Shrink had a wonderful time at our Halloween Pumpkin Carving party! All the little Dr. Shrinkers came dressed to impress in their Halloween costumes. We all enjoyed a nice BBQ, hot chocolate, carved pumpkins, painted and colored pictures, and frosted and decorated Halloween cookies. A fun time was had by all!

• Dr. on the Map – November Travel

– Kimpex – Drummondville, Quebec (Bart) Nov. 1-3rd
– FABTECH – Chicago, IL (Ryan & Ben) Nov. 5 – 9th
– ADIPEC 2017 – Abu Dhabi, UAE (Mike) Nov. 11-15th
– METS – Amsterdam, Netherlands (Mike, Bart & Kyle) Nov. 13-17th
– Workboat Show – New Orleans, LA (Mike & Bart) Nov. 28 – Dec. 2nd

• Industrial Industry

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Industrial Industry. Manufacturers generate a slew of diverse 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.
How it works: Shrink wrap is applied and shrunk using a propane fired heat tool; shrinking it tightly and fully encasing the piece of machinery. Before you start applying the shrink wrap, examine the object and look for areas that may need padding, protection from chafing, or need insulation against extreme heat. Then, determine how far down the cover will go and the method for securing the shrink wrap at the object’s base. Dr. Shrink’s innovative strapping system allows for easy attachment. When laying the wrap over the object, form pleats at the corners and where there is excess wrap. When shrinking, you start from the base since the rising heat warms the wrap as you work upward. Shrink section by section; and it’s recommended to heat the entire object at one time for a tighter, more durable cover. When finished, inspect and tape any holes and all pleats.
View our  complete line of shrink wrap & sizes and call us at 800-968-5147 with application sizing questions.

• Training & Tips

– Learn How to Shrink Wrap from the Best – Full Encapsulation Training Video

• In Honor of Lucy Mosher
• November Steals & Deals
• Closeout Rolls
• Project of the Month
• Quote of the Month
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Dr. Shrink Gives Back to the Community

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Dr. Shrink, Inc. Gives Back to the Community

Dr. Shrink is an animal friendly place and you know that all of our animals here are like family. So, when our local animal shelter, Homeward Bound in Manistee, MI called and asked to help out, of course we said yes.
Homeward Bound asked if there was a way to shrink wrap the front and back of their building to protect the dogs from the wind and weather of our winter conditions while they’re outside in their kennels. Ryan and Ben went out there to see what would need to be done and the best way to do it.
Ben went out and ran 3/4″ woven cord strapping in between each of the beams and used the buckles and tension tool to make it as tight as possible to limit how much the film would pull at the bottom while it’s being shrunk. Once, that was done, he then created an “X” with the strapping between each beam (again using the buckles and tension tool to get it as tight as possible) to create a support structure behind the film to help limit the amount of stress that is put on the film by the wind.
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Once the support structure was finished – Ben used a roll of our 12′ x 149′ 7mil white to create the wall that is needed to block the wind. Around the sides and top of the perimeter of the wall, he used furring strips that 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 perimeter.
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With all the perimeters of the wall secure, he then proceeded to shrink down the film. After it was completely shrunk, Ben tacked furring strips to the preexisting beams on the outside of the wall to help limit the amount of movement from the wind.
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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.

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Dr. Shrink Holiday Giveaway!

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No purchase necessary giveaway – You could win a $100 Amazon gift card!
For every online order of $100, an automatic entry will be given from now until January 2nd, 2017. Otherwise you can click the button below to fill out your information to be entered into the drawing.
Good Luck to everyone!
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The winner will be drawn on January 3rd, 2017. *Drawing expires 01/02/17 at 11:59pm EST.

SAVE 10% OFF Shrink Wrap!

Just use promo code: TISTHESEASON for 10% off all shrink wrap sizes. This offer only valid on online orders placed between December 19th to December 25th.
*Offer expires on 12/25/16 at 11:59pm EST. Only available on wholesale and retail pricing.
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Reminder – Your Customer Loyalty Rewards Points Expire Soon!

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Just a friendly reminder to everyone who is part of our Customer Loyalty Rewards Program – your points will expire at the end of the year (December 31st, 2016). Make sure to redeem your points on any order before this date, they will not rollover into 2017!
If you are not currently a member of our Customer Rewards Program, please take a look at how the program works and order/activate your Member Card today!

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December Newsletter 2016 // Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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SHRINKIN’ IT DOWN FOR YOU…
A NOTE FROM YOUR DOCTOR:

“It’s been another great year that we’re “wrapping up” here at Dr. Shrink. I can’t thank you all enough for being a part of it. I also want to personally thank everyone who took the time out of their day to fill our our Customer Survey. I’ve read a lot of comments, suggestions and ideas and we hope to better your customer experience the best that we can. If you didn’t get time to fill out the survey and would like to send me a note or suggestion, please email me. I hope that we can all continue to grow in the many years to come.
From all of us at Dr. Shrink, we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. Make sure that you’re following us on Facebook and Twitter for all of our upcoming holiday promotions/deals and giveaways.
– Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc
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When Dr. Shrink started, we were so focused on the short marine and recreation season, we didn’t realize the full potential of a 12 month shrink wrap industry. That is, until we started to identify the major needs in all 6 industries of shrink wrap across the globe.
Shrink wrap is becoming the new face of protection in many different industries – from construction and scaffolding to industrial and agricultural. It can be used in 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.
Today, we are proudly supplying products, educational materials, marketing support and much more to businesses who have made their marine and recreational hobby into a thriving 12 month career.

DR. RINK – SHRINK WRAP ICE RINK LINERS

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Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap is ideal for creating a durable and long lasting ice rink liner of any size. Bring the fun to your neighborhood with your own ice skating rink in your back yard!
We have sizes from as big as 60′ wide down to 24′ wide – perfect for an ice rink of any size! 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.

DR. SHRINK NAMED 2016 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

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The Manistee Chamber of Commerce hosted their 100th Annual Business Awards dinner on November 10th at the Little River Casino Resort. The program acknowledges businesses and organizations that have contributed to the Chamber of Commerce and have helped the business community and quality of life in Manistee County. Dr. Shrink, Inc. was nominated for Business of the Year and President & CEO, Mike Stenberg was nominated for Business Person of the Year.
Dr. Shrink, Inc. was named 2016 Business of the Year. Mike Stenberg said, “It’s quite an honor that we have been noticed for being an upstanding business in Manistee. Dr. Shrink, Inc. could not have achieved this reward without all of its employees. I appreciate all of their help on a daily basis and Business of the Year is just the frosting on the cake.”
We cannot say thank you enough to all our customers, partners, distributors and everyone else for taking Dr. Shrink, Inc. to where it is today. As always, thank you for working with us.

WINNER OF OUR CUSTOMER SURVEY!

First of all, we want to thank everyone who took the time out of their days to fill out our customer survey. All of the feedback is greatly appreciated and it helps us improve so that your customer experience is nothing but the best.
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The winner of the $50 Amazon Gift Card is Steve Unis from Pennsylvania!

DON’T FORGET! YOUR CUSTOMER LOYALTY REWARDS EXPIRE SOON!

Just a friendly reminder to everyone who is part of our Customer Loyalty Rewards – your points will expire at the end of the year (December 31st, 2016). Make sure your redeem your points on any order before this date, they will not rollover into 2017!
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If you are not currently a member of our Customer Rewards Program, please take a look at how the program works and order/activate your Member Card today!

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Happy Almost Thanksgiving from Dr. Shrink!

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM YOUR FRIENDS AT DR. SHRINK!
turkeywlwtankOur Viking Cylinders® 17 Pound Lightweight Tanks are designed to replace those heavy propane cylinders. They are 50% lighter than steel tanks and come with a comfortable, ergonomic handle that allows for easy stacking and carrying. The outer walls are translucent, allowing you to see exactly how much propane is left in the tank. Save 10% on the 17 pound tanks now thru November 28th!
givethanks To show how thankful we are to have you as a customer, we’re offering you 10% off your entire order when you use promo code: THANKFUL10. No matter what you order (shrink wrap, accessories, tape, etc.) you’ll receive 10% off everything*! (excludes heat tools)
*All promotions run now through Monday, November 28th at 11:59pm EST.

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Dr. Shrink, Inc. Named 2016 Business of the Year!

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The Manistee Chamber of Commerce hosted their 100th Annual Business Awards dinner on November 10th at the Little River Casino Resort. The program acknowledges businesses and organizations that have contributed to the Chamber of Commerce and have helped the business community and quality of life in Manistee County. Dr. Shrink, Inc. was nominated for Business of the Year and President & CEO, Mike Stenberg was nominated for Business Person of the Year. 
Dr. Shrink, Inc. was named 2016 Business of the Year. Mike Stenberg said, “It’s quite an honor that we have been noticed for being an upstanding business in Manistee. Dr. Shrink, Inc. could not have achieved this reward without out all of its employees. I appreciate all of their help on a daily basis and Business of the Year is just the frosting on the cake.” 
We cannot say thank you enough to all of our customers, partners, distributors and everyone else for taking Dr. Shrink, Inc. to where it is today. As always, thank you for working with us. 

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Dr. Rink – Shrink Wrap Ice Rink Liners

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Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap is ideal for creating a durable and long lasting ice rink liner of any size. Bring the fun to your neighborhood by being the cool, fun house to have people over to skate at!
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Here are some common sizes recommended:
60′ x 100′ 10mil                                               – 32′ x 65′ 7mil
50′ x 100′ 9mil                                                 – 32′ x 100′ 7mil
40′ x 100′ 7mil                                                 – 28′ x 64′ 7mil
40′ x 100′ 10mil                                               – 24′ x 50′ 7mil
36′ x 70′ 7mil
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.

NOVEMBER STEAL OF THE MONTH:

Dr. Shrink’s Permanent Shrink Wrap Tape
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Special pricing for the entire moth of November – only $26.98/each!

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November Newsletter 2016 // Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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SHRINKIN’ IT DOWN FOR YOU…

 

A NOTE FROM YOUR DOCTOR:

“As winter is fast approaching, I hope that you’re prepared and have started to wrap your boats, outdoor equipment and patio furniture. We are always here to help if you have any questions on how to wrap anything – just give us a call. Don’t forget, we have a wide variety of training and how-to videos that can help you with any process. Just visit our How To/Training section on our website or our YouTube channel.
We’ll be busy traveling again this month, so take a look at where we’re heading – if you’re close, stop in and say hi, we’d love to see you at the shows. Keep watching our Facebook & Twitter pages for our promotions that we’ll be running throughout this month for the holidays.”
– Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

HAPPY BOSS’ DAY, MIKE!

On, October 17th, we celebrated Boss’ Day for our wonderful boss, Mike Stenberg. We surprised him with some cupcakes and a few other gifts.

EVER THOUGHT OF WRAPPING A BUILDING?

These buildings were wrapped for Prefabricated Ultraviolet Treatment Facility in White Plains, NY. The buildings were 25′ x 47′ and were split into two pieces for shipping. 7mil white wrap was used on the bottom and 9mil over the top. Great job, guys!
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ONLINE ORDERING AT YOUR CONVENIENCE WITH DR. SHRINK

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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.
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.
For product at your fingertips, simply visit our website at www.dr-shrink.com. Shopping is as easy as adding your items to your shopping cart, then heading over to our secure checkout page. In the checkout page, you’ll find a variety of shipping options available. Whether you need an expedited delivery, or are just looking for the most economical option, we’ve got you covered!
Are you a wholesale customer? Not to worry! We have a special login area in our ‘Wholesale Products’ tab just for you!
Not yet a wholesale customer, but desire to be? Simply fill out our Wholesale Price Request Form to get signed up.Once the form has been submitted with the requested company data, valid Tax ID#, and desired login information, we’ll quickly review the account for approval.  Once approved, you will receive an e-mail notification, and immediately be granted access to the ‘wholesale’ portion of our website. *Be sure to log in!* Once logged in, you can easily and efficiently purchase all available products at the wholesale price.
Looking for product literature/recommendations? Check out our New Electronic Catalog.
With Dr. Shrink, ordering online has never been easier! Order anytime; day or night, on the go, or from the comfort of your own home! Our friendly, knowledgeable staff works hard to get your orders processed quickly and efficiently.
Have questions? Feel free to give us a call at 800.968.5147 or email us.
We greatly appreciate your business – thank you for working with us!

HOW DO YOU COVER YOUR POOL FOR THE WINTER?

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One of our customers, William had a great idea for his above ground pool – so he put it to the test this year.
For the middle pole, he used a 10′ piece of galvanized rigid conduit, cut it to 6′ height and embedded it in a 5 gallon bucket filled with concrete with a plastic pan under the bucket to protect the pool liner.
William used 3 – 2×6 pressure treated boards cut to 6″, screwed the top piece to a short vertical 2×4 to fit the standard top cap. Then he used another 2 – 2×6 boards with round holes drilled to fit over the conduit and then screwed into the top of the 2×6 boards.
Once he got all that done, he ran 15 pieces of strapping across the pool and over the cap. Then laid the shrink wrap over the top of the strapping and the top cap. He used 15 boards around the pool so that the shrink wrap could be tucked under and screwed to the deck, so it would be secure around the edge of the pool.
He contacted another one of our customers that does the shrinking, Zach to shrink the wrap for him.
It was an idea put to the test and we think it’s a great idea!

TIRED OF LUGGING AROUND HEAVY, STEEL TANKS ALL SEASON?

Give one of our Lightweight Viking Cylinder® Tanks a try!
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Viking Cylinders® Lightweight Composite Propane Tanks are designed to replace those heavy propane cylinders. They are 50% lighter than steel tanks and come with a comfortable, ergonomic handle that allows for easy stacking and carrying. The outer walls are translucent, allowing you to see exactly how much propane is left in the tank. Each cylinder has a wide, stable base that prevents it from tipping over.
Unlike steel and aluminum tanks, Viking Cylinders® will not BELVE in a fire. BELVE is the technical abbreviation for Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion. In layman’s terms, the cylinder will not explode in a fire. Instead, the resin will burn off, the plastic liner/casing will melt, and the LPG will “breathe” through the cylinder wall, while burning in a controlled manner.
Dr. Shrink carries 3 sizes of Viking Cylinder® Tanks:
11 pound tank Red Tank – Height: 15.1 inches / Diameter: 12 inches (color may vary)
17 pound tank Blue Tank – Height: 18.3 inches /  Diameter: 12 inches
22 pound tank Charcoal Tank – Height: 22.5 inches / Diameter: 12 inches
Each tank comes with a Filing Certificate.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate ti give us a call at 800.968.5147 or email us, we’d be happy to help.

SHRINKWRAP U

To Become the Best – You Must Learn from the Best.
Dr. Shrink’s next ShrinkWrapU Class is coming up on the 10th of November. It is a one-day seminar that gives hands on application experience and knowledge. Interested in attending? Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your spot. Click here to find out more information.

SEE WHERE WE’RE HEADING THIS MONTH:

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Dr. Shrink Pumpkin Carving Contest!

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Halloween is right around the corner, so let’s have a little fun! Dr. Shrink is having a pumpkin carving contest! The theme? All things Dr. Shrink.
All you have to do is carve your pumpkin with out logo, a heat tool, vent, roll of tape, etc. – anything you can think of when it comes to Dr. Shrink. Once you’ve carved your pumpkin, take a picture and post it to our Facebook page.
On Thursday, October 27th a winner will be chosen. The lucky winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.
Get out there and carve away! Good luck! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!