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MANISTEE-BASED DR. SHRINK, INC. JOINS LARGEST-EVER U.S. BUSINESS DELEGATION TO 2016 HANNOVER MESSE

Dr. Shrink, Inc. Exhibiting for 10th Year at Hannover Messe in Hannover, Germany

 
MANISTEE, MI- Dr. Shrink, Inc. announces it is part of the largest-ever U.S. delegation to Hannover Messe, the world’s foremost trade fair for industrial technology, taking place April 25-29, in Hannover, Germany. For the first time in the Fair’s history, the United States will be the Partner Country, a status that provides more than 390 businesses and organizations in the U.S. delegation an unprecedented opportunity to be prominently featured throughout the event. President Obama will also participate in this year’s event, themed “Integrated Industry-Discover Solutions.”

Dr. Shrink, Inc. will exhibit in the Energy Pavilion at the show (Hall 27, Stand J36).”The U.S. business community and the Department of Commerce have a clear message for the world: the United States is open for business. We will demonstrate and deliver on that message at the 2016 Hannover Messe,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. “We are proud to have some of America’s most innovative and forward-thinking companies joining the U.S. delegation at this year’s fair.”
Mike Stenberg, President/CEO of Dr. Shrink, Inc. said, “We are excited to be a part of the first-ever USA Partner Country presence at Hannover Messe and look forward to making the most of this opportunity. The Hannover Messe is an excellent forum for meeting with current customers, and for also finding more business. This will be our 10th year of exhibition at Hannover Messe.”

Hannover Messe typically hosts more than 200,000 attendees from more than 70 countries, including global investors, buyers, distributors, resellers and government officials.

Dr. Shrink, Inc. is a full-circle supplier of premium shrink wrap and installation accessories. Dr. Shrink has everything needed to wrap an asset. The company is noted for industry-first products, prompt service and experienced application advice.

Contact Dr. Shrink Inc., 315 Washington St., Manistee, MI 49660. 800-968-5147; Fax: 231-723-9586. drshrink@dr-shrink.com; www.dr-shrink.com.

 

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Road-Trip Travel Log on Facebook Raises Donation for Local Animal Shelter

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Dr. Shrink, Inc.’s founder/CEO/President, Mike Stenberg, recently traveled both for fun and for a cause. Mike and his son, Bart Stenberg (General Manager of Dr. Shrink, Inc.) flew to Las Vegas, Nevada where they purchased a 1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire Wagon. Mike said the Ford Country Squire station wagon was for a 40 year period one of the best vehicles for carrying the family on daily trips and for summer vacations taken across the USA. He was happy to have found this particular Squire wagon that is totally original and only had 11,534 miles on it when they picked it up.

The cross-country trip home from Nevada to Michigan in their new ride became a viral sensation when it was announced via video on Dr. Shrink’s Facebook page that Mike was “Road-Trippin’ for a Reason” and all “likes”, comments, or shares on the video or photos would be tallied and go towards a monetary donation to Homeward Bound (a local animal shelter in Manistee, MI). The video and photos immediately went viral; the video reached close to 5,000 people, had 99 shares, and 169 “likes”. The photo album had 22 shares and 76 likes.

Mike states, “Our road trip from Las Vegas to Manistee in the 1990 Ford Country Squire was a great time—even when driving through a very long Oklahoma during the middle of the night. Highlights of the journey were the beautiful high deserts of Arizona and New Mexico, Petrified Forest National Park where they had the best fry bread tacos ever, and then when we crossed the border into Michigan signaling only 195 miles more to go.”

Mike has a soft spot and big heart for all animals and pets are family at Dr. Shrink, Inc. Mike states, “It was fun and rewarding to log our travels on Facebook and see the response towards a great cause. I want to say thank you to everyone who followed us on Facebook and helped make this a very Merry Christmas for our furry friends at Homeward Bound in Manistee, MI.”

The Facebook travel log response ended up raising $450.00 which was donated by Dr. Shrink to Homeward Bound of Manistee, MI. As for the Ford Country Squire station wagon? Mike states, “I expect to keep it in the collection for many years.”

Deb Green, Vice President from the Manistee County Humane Society states, “Homeward Bound greatly appreciates the fact that Dr. Shrink thought of us when they decided to do this. It is because of this kind of community support that we are able to help so many homeless pets find new homes.”

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Shown in the photo are two of the pups currently waiting to be adopted at Homeward Bound Animal Shelter. Bean is on the right, a Beagle Dachshund mix and Brody is on the left, a tri-colored Corgi. They are a bonded pair who have been together 6 years and are hoping to be adopted together. Bean is currently neutered; Brody will be neutered before adoption. Both dogs are up to date on their shots. Pictured on the left is Colleen Kenny (Board of Directors of MCHS), Mike Stenberg (CEO of Dr. Shrink Inc.), and Deb Green on the right (Board of Directors of MCHS) with the Ford Country Squire station wagon behind them in its new home. PLEASE contact Homeward Bound Animal Shelter if you are interesting in adopting these sweet dogs or any other animals! 231-723-7387 : 736 Paws Trail, Manistee, MI 49660 : www.homewardboundmanistee.org
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Contact Dr. Shrink, 315 Washington St., Manistee, MI 49660. 800-968-5147; Fax: 231-723-9586. drshrink@dr-shrink.com

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Dr. Shrink Donates Shrink Wrap for "Noah Domes" Shipping to Haiti

Dr. Shrink, Inc. recently donated shrink wrap and a demo heat tool to Calamity Love Ministries for their Habitat project for Haiti.  The major earthquake in Haiti in 2010 has had lasting effects as 279,000 Haitians are displaced in poor living conditions and/or homeless. In conjunction with Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity, Calamity Love Ministries have been constructing dome homes for the homeless in Haiti.
How Dr. Shrink’s Premium Shrink Wrap was Used
The finished domes have to be shipped to Haiti and there was a recommendation of using shrink wrap for shipping. This is where Dr. Shrink became involved.
Dr. Shrink sent Calamity Love Ministries shrink wrap and the necessary propane fired heat tool used to shrink the plastic for the Noah Domes to be encapsulated and shipped to Haiti. The shrink wrap cover ensured that the Noah Domes would arrive in pristine condition and ready for use once delivered.
>>Shrink Wrap Used for Shipping
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Calamity Love Ministries describes the “Noah Dome” as a God given plan by which they take the world’s unwanted and inexpensive lumber and turn it into an almost indestructible shelter home. The domes come in several designs, 29 foot for a large family and 12 foot domes for smaller families.  The designs can be installed quickly and securely giving the families a place to call home until they have their own homes rebuilt.
>>View the Building of Noah Domes

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Dr. Shrink's Distributor in Norway Completes Several Shrink Wrap Applications Used Within the Oil & Gas Industry

No matter the season, there’s always equipment to be stored and transported. Even the most indestructible-looking machinery needs protection from the elements. Dr. Shrink’s Premium Shrink Wrap provides an economical way to keep company assets safe from dirt and damage that can happen on a job site or when in transit.
Tarps and plastic sheeting can blow off, tear and destroy surfaces. Moisture can also collect beneath them. Shrink wrap is waterproof and can be ventilated to eliminate dampness and mildew. Dr. Shrink also offers Vapor Corrosion Inhibiting products to prevent harm to sensitive metals and electrical circuits.
Dr. Shrink’s distributor in Norway, Alfa Solution, recently completed three different shrink wrap applications used within the Oil & Gas Industry. Shrink wrap was installed for corrosion prevention and transport protection of a large 250 ton offshore crane manufactured in Norway. The crane was shipped as deck cargo to Korea with 10 weeks of transit time. All electrical components and motors were protected with Dr. Shrink’s VCI (Volatile Corrosion Inhibiting) film and sealed with Dr. Shrink’s Premium Shrink Wrap. Finally the whole foundation was covered with 12 mil Premium Shrink Wrap to protect against sea spray on deck during transit.
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Alfa Solution also used shrink wrap for securing the protectors inside oil pipes- the shrink wrap kept the pipes clean and ready for operation. Dr. Shrink’s Premium Shrink Wrap was also used in combination with their VCI film for preservation of the risers. The company also shrink wrapped a new transformer for BP which was transported to one of their platforms in the North Sea. The transformer had to be properly protected for sea spray and was fully covered with VCI and sealed with Dr. Shrink’s Premium Shrink Wrap.
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Rune Johansen with Alfa Solution states, “Experience has proved the efficiency of using Dr. Shrink’s premium virgin-resin shrink wrap in the oil & gas industry as very valuable compared to more traditional methods of protection. Dr. Shrink’s shrink wrap is easy to use and gives a long lasting, durable form of protection during preservation, storage and transport of offshore equipment of all sizes and shapes, and it’s a money saver beyond any other methods. Any piece of equipment that has to be preserved and stored can be done so by using shrink wrap in a cost efficient, safe and space saving manner.
Since it can fully encapsulate just about anything, shrink wrap enables users to protect an entire load with one piece. It’s easy to apply. Dr. Shrink’s training video offers easy-to-follow instructions on the whole installation process. The company has the widest selection of zipper access doors available, so owners can gain entry to covered assets without cutting or removing the shrink wrap cover.
This 100% virgin resin shrink wrap with maximum UV inhibitors is cost effective. Prices start at $149.30 for a 12′ W x 149′ L roll of 7 mil thick shrink wrap.
Contact Dr. Shrink, 315 Washington St., Manistee, MI 49660. 800-968-5147; Fax: 231-723-9586. drshrink@dr-shrink.com

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SHRINK WRAP PROTECTS HISTORIC VESSEL DURING REPAIRS

On the 160th year after it was first launched, the USS Constellation must undergo an almost $2 million hull restoration. To do this, it requires a new temporary structure to provide protection during the rebuilding process. An easy solution was to utilize Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap, professionally installed by Atlantic Shrink Wrap.
The task was to create an enclosed structure from the middle of the vessel to completely surround the hull. Controlling the temperature of the work area and underside of the boat was also a high priority. Atlantic Shrink Wrap’s portfolio of unique shrink wrapped scaffolding projects over large ships in Bangkok, Thailand and the US Coast Guard yard in Baltimore, Maryland, where the USS Constellation is drydocked, made it the perfect company to complete such a project.  (continued below)

After consulting with Dr. Shrink, Atlantic Shrink Wrap determined the 12 mil, white shrink wrap would be ideal for this job. Then, the USS Constellation was raised and docked inside the World War II era floating drydock USS Oak Ridge. The Oak Ridge is part of the USCG Baltimore Fleet Support Yard.
With 205′ long stretches of open air space between the hull of the Constellation and the walls of the Oak Ridge, the 12 mil material is strong enough to withstand heavy ice and snow loads throughout the winter months. Atlantic Shrink Wrap coordinated the building of scaffolding around the Constellation’s lower half to facilitate both the mounting of the shrink wrap and the hull repairs beneath.
The cover was installed in seven separate pieces. This was only possible because of the incredible ability to blend one section to another, creating the length and unique shape needed to match the hull of the ship.
The front and back of the vessel were closed off by continuing the shrink wrap over pre-erected scaffolding. Large entrance doors were framed into it to allow access to tools and materials.
Decommissioned in 1955, the Constellation was the last all-sail vessel in the US Navy. She became a training ship in 1894 for the Naval Training Center in Newport, Rhode Island, helping train more than 60,000 recruits during World War I. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1963 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966, the Constellation is scheduled to be back in her home berth in early 2015.
Contact Dr. Shrink, 315 Washington St., Manistee, MI 49660. 800-968-5147; Fax: 231-723-9586. drshrink@dr-shrink.com; www.dr-shrink.com.

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SHRINK WRAP KEEPS MACHINERY PROTECTED FROM DAMAGE

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For machines to run properly, and look presentable when delivered to your customers, they must be protected during storage and transportation from all weather damage.  Dr. Shrink, a full-service supplier of premium shrink wrap and installation accessories, provides a versatile, cost-effective solution that helps ensure equipment stays clean and damage free. At pennies per square foot, shrink wrap provides essential protection to valuable machinery.
Dr. Shrink offers premium shrink wrap in widths of 12 feet to 60 feet with thicknesses from 6 to 12 mil.  All materials are 100% virgin resin with maximum UV filtration for long-term usage.  When properly installed, white shrink wrap will last more than one year in any climate without becoming brittle due to sun damage.
Shrink wrap has considerable advantages over tarps, construction plastic sheeting and other types of covers that can move and chafe painted surfaces.  It can be ventilated to eliminate moisture and mildew, and zipper access doors provide a convenient, easy-entry option.  The affordable shrink wrap is also easily recycled through Dr. Shrink’s REBAG recycling program and Recycling Run efforts.  For a catalogue, shrinkwrap samples, or additional product information contact Dr. Shrink at 800-968-5147; Fax: 231-723-9586;  drshrink@dr-shrink.com.

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DR. SHRINK EXPANDS GLOBAL PRESENCE FOR SHRINK WRAP

To expedite order fulfillment in Europe, Dr. Shrink has arranged for its UK distributor, Marine Components International Ltd, (MCI), to stock more of its products and materials. With its shrink wrapping system, installation supplies and accessories, Dr. Shrink supplies everything needed to professionally cover nearly anything.
Marine Components International of Poole, Dorset, serves the marine industry of the UK and Europe by providing import, warehousing and distribution for client companies located throughout the US, Canada and New Zealand. Besides offering products of interest to leading boatbuilders, boat yards and dealers, it prides itself on excellent technical support and customer service.
“This is a major step for our company in expanding our global network,” said Mike Stenberg, Dr. Shrink president. “The agreement with Marine Components allows us to deliver more products with increasingly efficient service to all of Europe. Mark Saunders, managing director at MCI, has been very progressive in his efforts to expand shrink wrap distribution not only in Great Britain, but throughout all of Europe.”
Shrink wrapping specialist Dr. Shrink has been a full-service, full-circle supplier of premium shrink wrap since 1992. Our company stocks immediately available shrink wrap in widths from 12′-50′.

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Dr. Shrink Makes INC 5000 List For Third Year in a Row

Inc. magazine ranked Dr. Shrink, Inc. on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy, America’s independent entrepreneurs. Dr. Shrink, Inc. joins Fuhu, LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW and Lifelock, among other prominent brands.
“We are thrilled to be on the INC 5000 list for the third year in a row,” said Mike Stenberg, Dr. Shrink president. “Dr. Shrink works extremely hard to provide our customers and markets with the highest quality shrink wrap, accessories and service. We’re very appreciative to be acknowledged and rewarded for that.”
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies is an impressive 142%. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.
“Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,” says Inc. editor Eric Schurenberg.
The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent, not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies, as of December 31, 2012.
   

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Shrink Wrap Protects Boats During Hurricane Sandy

It is amazing what Mother Nature can do even on the edge of a storm.  Bob Abbott saw the effects of Hurricane Sandy first hand in Cleveland, OH. He recently wrote a great testimonial and sent in photos that we would like to share:

“I just thought I would tell you how amazing shrink wrap is after seeing the aftermath of Sandy. We are in Cleveland, Ohio, on Lake Erie.  Even though we didn’t get hit directly by Sandy we experienced 60 mph winds with a peak hitting 78 mph and had two marinas nearly wiped out.  I shrink wrapped my boat and a friend’s boat. They are stored in a parking lot at a local Yacht Club with a marina right nearby.  Here are a few pictures I took yesterday.  The first 5 are of our Yacht Club, the others are from the marina next to us.  I pointed out with arrows the two boats that I shrink wrapped. Shrink wrap, the only way to store outdoors.”

Click here to see Bob’s amazing photos.  Feel free to send in any photos you may have of shrink wrapped objects after a storm!