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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!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Manistee Celebrates ‘Paint the Town Pink’ Today!
Our local town is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness by having their 9th annual Paint the Town Pink today. All donations stay local to benefit women’s services  at West Shore Medical Center.
The Gathering starts at 4pm, Ceremony at 4:45pm and walk at 5pm. If you’re local and can make it, come out and support a great cause!
To help spread the word, Mike and Bart from Dr. Shrink, Inc. shrink wrapped the ‘Survivor’s Rock’ – a rock dedicated to all of the survivors. We welcome all survivors to sign the shrink wrap. The ceremony is located downtown by the water fountain, so it’s definitely an eye catcher with Dr. Shrink’s Pink Shrink Wrap.
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Our pink shrink wrap is available in 14′ x 128′ 8mil or 17′ x 110′ 8mil.
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October Newsletter 2016 // Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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A NOTE FROM YOUR DOCTOR:

“Dr. Shrink has been busy traveling all over the world and you can tell that fall season is officially in full swing. Don’t forget to take care of all those summer fun toys – your pontoons, jet skis, patio/lawn furniture, grills, etc. – get them wrapped and protected against the harsh elements that are coming. As always, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send me an email with any questions or comments. Keep a watch for our Halloween “Tricks & Treats” promotion that we’ll be running this month as well. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!
– Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Quick Refresher on How-to Shrink Wrap a Boat

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Would you be able to correctly label the products pictured here in the shrink wrap process? Are you currently using all of these products and installing them properly when you shrink wrap boats for storage? It’s time for a quick refresher course from the professionals at Dr. Shrink!
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Below is a quick refresher training video on how-to shrink wrap a boat. This quick 8-minute video shows you how to wrap a boat for storage with a support structure. Dr. Shrink, Inc. 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.
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How-To Shrink Wrap a Boat

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Visit our YouTube channel and How To Videos & PDFs section on our website for all the tips, tricks and helpful tools you’ll need. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us anytime at 800.968.5147 or email us.

1972 Czech Fighter Jet

Shrink wrapped 1972 Fighter Jet by Jason Hebb in Delta, BC, CANADA.
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Jason said that he had a collector had asked him to wrap the fighter jet for outdoor storage. It only took him an hour and installed the shrink wrap so that it could still roll on it’s wheels. Great work, Jason!

New Sling-Shield Size Protects Even the Largest of Vessels and Vessel Finishes from Boat Lift Slings

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To help protect a boat’s finish from marks caused by boat lift slings during launch and haul-out, international premium shrink wrap supplier, Dr. Shrink, now offers Sling-Shield in three different widths to accommodate all sling sizes. Made with a 6 or 8-mil white polyethylene material, the Sling-Shield has been formulated specifically for use on boat lift slings and fork lift tines.
Made from 100% virgins resins, the Sling-Shield is designed to resist tearing and punctures. Sling-Shield is also easy to keep clean as dirt and grime can just be pressure washed away. This product is simple to install and only requires on person to get the job done. In addition to it’s use on boat lift tines, Sling-Shield is great for protecting sail boat masts during transportation. It’s also helpful as a ventilation tube, when used with a fan to allow airflow into boats during service and manufacture.
Sling-Shield was developed by Euroglass and is available in three widths: 16″ for standard slings, 18″ for sling with rub-rail pads, and now in 36″ wide for covering even the largest of yacht slings (100 ton and larger). All rolls come 600′ long and prices start at $207.00 for a 16″ wide roll. A poly vinyl tape that is used to hold the Sling-Shield to a desired location on a boat lift sling is also offered by Dr. Shrink.

Dr. Shrink’s Installation Accessories

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Dr. Shrink has all of the installation accessories you need to make your shrink wrap job easier, faster, and cleaner. Our most popular boat/marine accessories are our Weather-Tight Self-Adhesive Vents, Heat Shrink Tape, End and Bottom Caps, our Professional Film Cutting Knife and Ring Cutter.
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 horizontally or vertically.
Our Heat Shrink Tape is a 9-mil polyethylene tape that is designed to install doors and seal pleats, seams and holes. It also has a powerful backing that adheres nicely to shrink wrap. Comes in blue, white or clear and 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. The End Caps 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.
The Professional Film Cutting Knife is used to safely and smoothly cut shrink wrap during installation. No danger of scratching or cutting with it’s 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 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 typical reorder items and can be easily added to any order.

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Last Chance for 10% OFF Shrink Wrap!

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The last day to get 10% OFF shrink wrap is this Thursday, Sept. 15th. If ordering over the phone, you must mention the 10% discount and if ordering online, enter promo code FALL16 at checkout.
Click here to see all of our shrink wrap sizes to fit any job.
*Offer is good on standard wholesale and retail pricing.
*Offer expires on 09/15/16 at 11:59pm EST.
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Do you have enough tape, vents, strapping and buckles? Buy all your installation supplies with your shrink wrap order to make things quick, convenient, and easy. We are your single source supplier!
We’re here to help. Check our our 2016/2017 Dr. Shrink Electronic Catalog for everything you need and call us with any questions.
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Early Heat Tool Repair with Dr. Shrink

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Whether you need a single part, or a complete rebuild kit, Dr. Shrink has the repair parts you need to keep your heat tool in prime working condition. If you are in need of having you heat tool repaired, Dr. Shrink has a Heat Tool Technician on staff that can diagnose your heat tool’s problem and get it back up and running. Want to troubleshoot your heat tool issue over the phone and try to fix it yourself? Our Heat Tool Technician can answer all of your questions.
Give us a call today and we can offer suggestions, troubleshooting advice, and recommend new parts that can get your gun repaired. Call us for all your repair needs before the fall shrink wrap season has started!
Need some incentive? Take 10% off all heat tool repair parts until September 1st, 2016.
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Have you seen in action how all of our products work together when shrink wrapping a recreational boat? Take a look at our quick training video to make sure that you are utilizing our products to create the most professional and secure shrink wrap cover.
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Have you received our new catalog in the mail? Call us if you’d like a printed copy – otherwise, click here to be taken to our electronic version. All links are interactive – click on our products to be taken to our website and click on How-To videos to be taken to our YouTube channel. Enjoy more reference charts and resource guides, a new photo gallery, complete product index, and more!
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*10% off Repair Parts only valid by phone. MUST mention discount at time of ordering.