Posted on

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

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Happy February! Anyone interested in winning a free Shrinkfast® 998 & 4′ Extension this month? We are giving away both to one lucky winner– but there’s a catch, we need your help with expanding our photo library! I have seen some truly amazing photos of our customer’s shrink wrap work and I’m hoping you would give Dr. Shrink permission to use your photos in our sales materials such as our yearly product catalog, brochures/flyers, product presentations, and other marketing efforts. See the section below for instructions on how to submit your shrink wrap photos for entry into our Shrinkfast giveaway. Our marketing team and I would greatly appreciate your help in expanding our photo library. Thank you to Shrinkfast® for partnering with us for this giveaway. Please read through the section below for more information.
Don’t forget to put your heat tool to work 365 days a year – shrink wrap is rapidly becoming the new avenue for protection in a number of different industries. It is no surprise that scaffolding and containment is quickly rising on the list of industries that reaps the benefits of shrink wrap protection– especially during these months. Dr. Shrink is committed to offering the best protection to these industries through supplying the best shrink wrap products on the market today.
If you have any questions on your application, process or sizing, please feel free to give us a call at 800-968-5147 or email us. Thank you for working with all of us at Dr. Shrink.
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Shrinkfast® Giveaway!

We’re looking for your help! We need shrink wrap photos to help expand our photo library. Do you have any pictures of your shrink wrap work that you would be willing to share with us? A picture goes a long way in the shrink wrap world, and we are in need of fresh, new photos showing a wide range of shrink wrap applications.
To create some incentive, any participant who submits their photo(s) will automatically be entered into the Shrinkfast Giveaway drawing!
Starting today until Monday, February 18th – submit a photo(s) of your best shrink wrap job(s) in any industry and you will be entered into a drawing to win a Shrinkfast® 998 Heat Tool and a Shrinkfast® 4′ Extension! Anyone who submits a photo will receive a Dr. Shrink Multi-Tool as a thank you from us, for helping expand our photo library.
The more photos you submit– the better your chances to win!
Please e-mail your photo(s) to marketing@dr-shrink.com with the subject line PHOTO SUBMISSION, and please include your name and/or company name and phone number in the body of the e-mail so we can contact you if you are the winner.  The winner will be randomly selected and contacted on Monday, February 18th. We would like to thank Shrinkfast® for partnering with us for this giveaway!
*Submitting your photo(s) to Dr. Shrink for this promotion will give Dr. Shrink permission to use submitted photo(s) in their marketing materials.

Show Your Love with Pink from Dr. Shrink

Make a statement this Valentine’s Day (or any day!) by using our pink shrink wrap! 14′ x 128′ 8-mil PINK or 17′ x 110′ 8-mil PINK

Dr. Shrink Covers the Globe with International Distributors

Dr. Shrink is proud to supply our premium shrink wrap and installation accessories around the globe. Alfa Solution in Grimstad, Norway stocks a large selection of Dr. Shrink, Inc. materials for immediate shipment. if you need fill-in items fast while your containers are on the water then Alfa Solution will be able to help. Take a look at our Dr. Shrink Distributor List and contact us to connect with a distributor near you.

Shrink Wrap U Class

Dr. Shrink’s next Shrink Wrap U Class is coming up next month on Thursday, March 1st. SWU is a one day training session designed to give you all of the information that you’ll need to shrink wrap anything. Not only will you get hands-on training, but also all the tools for marketing your business in various industries and proper safety practices. Interested in attending? Space is limited, so sign up today and reserve your spot. Click here to find out more information.

Work Year Round: Shrink Wrap for the Construction/Scaffold Industry

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Construction Industry. A construction site can be a vulnerable place – whether it’s the construction of a new building or renovation/add-on to an existing one, there’s the risk of weather eroding all the hard work or ceasing it for a long period of time. For example, water damage – whether it’s rain entering the structure, melting snow, or leaks – is the second most frequent case of loss during building projects.
Dr. Shrink stocks a complete line of products that are capable of wrapping large buildings and scaffolding. Our shrink wrap system is far more effective than traditional tarps and sheeting. Shrink wrap creates a proper enclosure and protects your project from potential damage. Dr. Shrink shrink wrap creates an improved work environment because it allows natural, shadow-free lighting while blocking harmful UV rays. Worker downtime is reduced and the enclosure can even be heated and cooled.
For buildings, an attachment system is placed around the entire base of the building. When the shrink wrap is draped over, it requires immediate attachment. Attach the shrink wrap along the base, pulling any looseness out of the material. Once secured, the entire wrap is heated and shrunk starting from the base and moving upward. If you have any questions about applications, please feel free to give us a call at 800.968.5147 or email us. We’re always here to help.

Training & Tips

– Modular Homes video – click here.

February Steals & Deals
Closeout Deals
Posted on

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

To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

• Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Hello everyone, Bart and I are on our way home from the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans. It is always a good experience coming to New Orleans for this show; along with good business we enjoy the friendly and fun people of New Orleans.
It is hard to believe we just celebrated Thanksgiving and we’re already on to talking about Christmas! Hope everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. As we “wrap up” this year, I reflect back on Dr. Shrink’s 25th year in business and would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our customers, vendors, distributors, and colleagues for helping to make 2017 one of our best years yet.  I appreciate each and every one of the people we deal with on a daily basis in many countries around the world. It is my mission to continue innovating new products to enhance the installation of our premium line of shrink wrap materials and provide the best world-class customer service.
I am 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, and busy season. I’ve also asked Santa Claus to come later this month to visit all the kids, grand-kids, nieces and nephews of our team here at Dr. Shrink. It is always a special time of year. Still no snow in Manistee, but that will come soon. How many of you celebrate the holidays with a white Christmas?
We will also be extending holiday specials and promotions throughout this month so please make sure you are on our e-lists or Facebook page for notifications. Wishing you all the best this holiday season.
– Mike Stenberg Preseident & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

• Use Your Customer Loyalty Rewards Points

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, 2017). Make sure you redeem your points on any order before this date; they will not rollover into 2018!
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!

• Dr. on the Map – December Travel

– Finishing up WorkBoat Show today (Bart & Mike) Nov. 28 – Dec. 1
– PowerGen (Ryan) Dec. 4 – 8

• Construction Industry

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Construction Industry. 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.
View our  complete line of shrink wrap & sizes and call us at 800-968-5147 with application sizing questions.

• Shrink Wrap for Ice Rink Liners

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 12′ 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.

• Training & Tips

This month we highlight how to properly use our Strap Tension Tool with Woven Cord Strapping and buckles; what we call the “Strapping System.” Click here to watch our video.

• Project of the Month

– Art Project from Ohio State University’s Department of Design – click here to find out more.

• Weekly Steals & Deals
• Closeout Rolls
Posted on

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

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

• 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
Posted on

Dr. Shrink Gives Back to the Community

*To see the entire Blog, click here.
505674455

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.
cropped
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.
img950788
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.
505674459
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.

Posted on

Dr. Shrink Holiday Giveaway!

*To see entire Blog, click here.
dr-amazonheader
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!
dr-enternowbutton

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.
dslogo_christmas_emblem

Posted on

Reminder – Your Customer Loyalty Rewards Points Expire Soon!

*To see the entire Blog, click here.
Rewards Card
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!

Posted on

December Newsletter 2016 // Dr. Shrink, Inc.

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

christmaslogo
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
365days
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

dr-rink-watermark
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

business-of-the-year-2016
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.
congrats
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!
Rewards Card
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!

Posted on

Happy Almost Thanksgiving from Dr. Shrink!

*To see the entire blog, click here.
happy-thanksgiving-images-free
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.

Posted on

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

*To see the entire Blog, click here.
business-of-the-year-2016
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. 

Posted on

Dr. Rink – Shrink Wrap Ice Rink Liners

*To see the entire Blog, click here.
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!
dr-rink-watermark
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
permanent-heat-shrink-tape-png
Special pricing for the entire moth of November – only $26.98/each!