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

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Hope everyone is having a great finish to their summer season. Our fall mailers have been mailed out, new product catalogs are here, and the early-buy shrink wrap discount is in full swing. If you did not receive a fall price sheet in the mail and would like one, please call us at 231-723-2685 or 800-968-5147 and we’ll make sure you are added to our list.
Remember that shrink wrap is used for more than just recreation boats, pontoon boats, and other marine related products. It’s widely used to weather protect outdoor patio furniture, outdoor kitchens, lawn and garden equipment, pools, and everything else that gets put away after the summer season. If you have questions on wrapping certain items, we are here to help. In the mean time, please see our Videos & Resources section below to get a better handle on shrink wrapping many of these items.
Hope everyone has a fantastic Labor Day weekend. Contact me anytime with questions or comments and thank you for working with us.”
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Dr. Shrink Videos & Resources

For  Marine and Recreation applications, we typically recommend a 6 or 7-mil material. The 6-mil is our thinnest shrink wrap and is used for smaller items such as boats, shed frames, pallets, and machinery that will be stored rather than transported. Our 7-mil material is the standard thickness for shrink wrapping boats in snow load areas, light construction jobs, and medium sized machinery. We offer 3 different colors of shrink wrap, all of which are made for different applications.
White shrink wrap works best for the majority of shrink wrapping applications. It reflects the sun and stays tight in all weather conditions making it ideal for transportation. Because of its ability to reflect the sun, the temperature beneath the film stays more consistent, thereby minimizing condensation and moisture build up under the cover.
Blue shrink wrap is generally used in snow-load areas as the darker color helps absorb the heat from the sun.  The warmth of the wrap assists in melting any accumulated snow on the cover much faster than that of the white.  Because of this, your boat will not have to shoulder that additional weight for as long. On the flip-side; because this film easily absorbs heat it makes it a less viable option for warmer climates.  The heat build up under the blue shrink wrap in warmer conditions could potentially cause heat damage to its contents.  In addition, the possibility for ‘loosening’ of the film is higher in hot weather, which does not make it the ideal choice for transportation.
Clear shrink wrap is most commonly used to cover greenhouses, brokerage items, and even live-aboard boats. The advantage of using clear is that you can see through it.  The disadvantage, however, is that the sun penetrates the covers and can accentuate the buildup of moisture/sun damage under the cover. Care must be taken to properly ventilate clear covers in an effort to help prevent damage.
Questions on what size wrap to use, what color, or what mil thickness is right for you? Visit our designated website page here or call us at 800-968-5147.
Don’t forget our handy Boat Size & Venting Chart as well! Please contact us for any installation questions or training assistance!

DIY – Wrap It Up with Dr.+

Get it all wrapped up this year. 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 the how-to videos on our training section of our website or our YouTube channel.
Are you more of a hands-on learner? Sign up for ShrinkWrap U, our one-day training course that is designed to give you all the information and training that you need to shrink wrap anything. Our next class is October 25th, 2018. Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your spot!

Early Buy Discount! – Don’t Forget – Only 2 weeks left!

10% OFF ALL SHRINK WRAP UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
You MUST mention this discount when placing your order over the phone or use promo code FALL18 at online checkout. *Valid on standard Retail or Wholesale pricing only*

Water Slides!

Our friends down in Buchanan, Michigan have put our shrink wrap to good use with their “Thrill on the Hill”. This summer they closed Front Street which includes a big hill that just happens to help make a 500′ water slide.

Featured Video:

Check out the video here on How-To Shrink Wrap a Pontoon Boat for the upcoming winter storage season.

September Steals, Deals & Discounts
Quote of the Month –

“Very simple and hassle free! Always a pleasure calling the staff because they are so helpful with questions! Always very fast shipping!” – Travis H. Lakeville, MN Customer

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

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Dr. Notes – New from Mike

“Happy August! Our fall price sheet mailers are going in the mail this week — we hope you like the new design and new training/how-to diagrams for various projects in different industries. There are also several new products for this season that are perfect for the marine industry and I know will be very popular.  It will be our pleasure being your shrink wrap supplier again this year. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. I enjoy hearing from all of our customers!”
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

One Stop Shopping! Get it all from Dr. Shrink

Dr. Shrink, Inc. has been in business for over 26 years. The company founder and President, Michael Stenberg, has been applying shrink wrap for over 33 years. This experience and time in the shrink wrap industry has given Dr. Shrink the expertise to offer not only knowledgeable training, installation advice, and support, but also an extensive, custom product line for shrink wrappers.
Dr. Shrink has formulated its own shrink wrap for unbeatable performance in all weather conditions. Our premium shrink wrap is 100% virgin resin with maximum UV inhibitors built in for long term usage.  Dr. Shrink is one-stop shopping for all your shrink wrap products and accessories including heat tools, adhesives, zipper access doors and venting. Get it all in one place to make shopping easier — we have everything you need in stock and ready for immediate shipment!

2018/2019 Fall Mailers!

Dr. Shrink is in the process of mailing out all fall price sheets — make sure you take note of the special giveaway included with your order this year! Also, we are running our “early buy”  discount of 10% off all shrink wrap until September 15, 2018 as long as you use promo code FALL18 online or over the phone.

Early Heat Tool Repair Discount

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 your 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 at 800-968-5147 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, 2018 as long as you mention this promotion or use REPAIR10 at online checkout.

CLOSEOUT Prices on Select Shrink Wrap!

We have extensively went through our warehouse and have added several new sizes of shrink wrap to our Closeout Items list. Our Closeout Items consist of a wide variety of shrink wrap that may have been returned, damaged, dirty or discolored.
Reasons for being on closeout may be:
* damaged by forklift
* damaged in shipping/transit
* dirty
* short in length – had to have some cut off
* discolored
* one/both ends damaged/nicked/scuffed
* good condition, but re-boxed
All sales are final. All rolls are sold as is. First come, first serve. Deeply discounted for fast movement! Call us today at 800-968-5147 or take a look at our Closeout Items list on our website.

Featured Video

Recreational Boat – Learn from the professionals at Dr. Shrink on how to shrink wrap your recreational boat for storage. Already a pro at wrapping boats? This video has some great tips and is an excellent refresher!

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

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. It was a hot one in Manistee, reaching temperatures of almost 90 degrees Fahrenheit. In case you missed our New Product introductions from last month’s newsletter, we have put them in again. The SeatSaver, Rhino Cap, and Lightning Vent are the perfect additions to our innovative product line.
I would like to remind our Michigan and Wisconsin customers of our Recycling Run for removed shrink wrap covers in need of recycling. Registration Forms are due middle of June (please see the section below for more details).  If you are located in other states, take a look at our REBAG Recycling System for an easy way to recycle your shrink wrap cover(s). Wishing everyone a great start to the summer season.”
– Mike Stenberg – President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Construction & Scaffolding Industry

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Construction & Scaffolding Industry. The construction industry can yield huge profit margins and is a 12 month shrink wrap business. Government and large building contacts will often require scaffolding and exterior containment and shrink wrap is the most cost effective and durable material that can be used. Available in Extreme 12-mil and up to 60′ in width, with Flame Retardant sizes also available, the Dr. provides the largest rolls of film available on the market.
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 most frequent cause of loss during building projects. Shrink wrapping a building or scaffolding on a construction site means not only protecting the work, but workers and productivity as well.
Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap shrinks “drum-tight” and is far more effective than traditional tarps and sheeting. This durable, weatherproof covering creates a proper enclosure and protects the project from potential damage. Additionally, our shrink wrap creates an improved work environment. Our white shrink wrap allows natural, shadow-free lighting while blocking harmful UV rays. Worker downtime is reduced and the enclosure can even be heated and cooled.
Have questions on how it works or the best application for your project? Email us and let us help!

ShrinkWrap U

ShrinkWrap U is a one-day training session designed to give you all the information you need to shrink wrap anything. Not only will you gain valuable hands-on training, but also the tools for marketing your business in various industries. Our next ShrinkWrap U class is being held on Thursday, July 19th. Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your spot! All you need to do is complete the ShrinkWrap U Enrollment Form and return it back to Ryan’s attention. If you’re coming from out of state, here’s a list of Travel Accommodations that we recommend. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800.968.5147 or email us.

Recycling Run Forms Due!

We hope all your summer toys, furniture, boats, etc. are unwrapped and in use! Need to do something with your shrink wrap cover(s) from these items? Give our Recycling Run a try! If you are in Michigan or Wisconsin, you are eligible for this program. Click here to find out more information.
Our 2018 Recycling Run Registration forms are due on Monday, June 18th. If you don’t get your form in to us by then you might not make it on the pickup list for this year, so get them in! All you have to do is fill out our form and email it back to marketing@dr-shrink.com or fax it back to 231-723-9586, whichever is easier.
Located in a state other than Michigan or Wisconsin? Check out our REBAG Recycling System that works all across the continental United States.  If you have any questions, please let us know.

New Products!

New products from Dr. Shrink, Inc. available this month!
– SeatSaver – an all new revolutionary product that is ideal for any pontoon boat with seat backs that are exposed above the upper rail which come in contact with strapping and shrink wrap material. The SeatSaver fits on all 1.25″ square tubing top rails on pontoon boats and provides either a 2″ or 4″ lift of the strapping over the vinyl seat backs, preventing damage to seat backs from strapping abrasion and indentation. See our SeatSaver Flyer for more details.
– Rhino Cap – Dr. Shrink is improving on its proven End Cap with this heavy duty Rhino Cap. Designed for optimum pole poke-through protection, the Rhino Cap features more surface area, greater strength, and strapping grooves to make your strapping structure easier to create and more durable than ever. The edges are strengthened around the entire perimeter to provide maximum strength against snow load. See our Rhino Cap Flyer for more details.
– Lightning Vent – Dr. Shrink’s new DS-LIGHTNING one-handed installation vent allows for easy and quick installation with an all new strap and friction hood which secures the vent to the cover with no taping required. The large hood over the vent opening offers better weather protection ensuring moisture and weather stays out of your wrapped items. See our Lightning Vent Flyer for more details.

Dr. on the Map – June Travel
Featured Video  – Watch our fun Recycling Video featuring company President/CEO, Mike Stenberg! Click here to watch.
June Steals, Deals & Discounts
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Frequently Asked Questions on Shrink Wrap / Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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Your Frequently Asked Questions – Answered!

Dr. Shrink is proud to offer you world class customer service. Our highly experienced staff are ready to field any questions you can throw at them in the many industries of shrink wrap. Below are a few common questions we receive as people are learning about shrink wrap and becoming familiar with the process. Do you have questions? Ask us here and we will be in touch immediately!

What color shrink wrap should I use? Is there a difference?

Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap comes in blue, white and clear.
– Blue absorbs sunlight allowing ice & snow to fall off of the cover easier during the winter. Used for winter storage and not recommended to be used at a transportation cover.
– White reflects sunlight and harmful UV rays. Best used for transportation covers and general outside storage. White shrink wrap is also the color of choice for work enclosures and scaffolding. It provides shadow-free lighting and good color rendition.
– Clear shrink wrap is commonly used for greenhouses and non-storage applications
Know the color you need, but not the recommended mil thickness? Click here.

Can the heat from the heat tool cause damage?

We must first mention the propane fired heat tools used in shrink wrapping must be used in accordance with the directions in the training DVD. Always remember safety first! The heat from the tool is swept over the cover, almost like spray painting, and is never left on one spot long enough to damage vinyl graphics, paint, gel coat, etc. In fact, the shrink wrap will become thin and holes will form before enough heat is transferred to damage the boat or object. If the shrink wrap should get a burn hole, and it appears the wrap is stuck to the boat, allow the wrap to cool and it will come loose by itself.

How do I repair tear/melt holes in the cover?

It is very easy to repair any holes that are made on a shrink wrap cover. If it is a small hole, a piece of our Heat Shrink Tape will fix it quickly. If it is a larger hole, a scrap of shrink wrap approximately 3″ larger than the hole may be taped on the original cover and lightly shrunk.

Are you more of a hands-on learner? Consider our SWU training class.

Learn from the best– learn from the source! Dr. Shrink prides itself on providing world class customer service, professional training, and installation advice.
ShrinkWrap University (SWU) is a one-day training course designed to give you all the information you need to shrink wrap anything. The morning consists of presentations in a classroom setting (product information, safety and techniques, industry applications and profit margins, as well as marketing services).  After presentations, we will head back to the warehouse where you will gain an enormous amount of hands-on training and advice.  You will leave here very comfortable and with the propane fired heat tool and the shrink wrapping process.
Keep the questions coming! We want you to be the best in the business. Feel free to e-mail your questions directly here, or call us anytime at 1-800-968-5147.

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

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Spring is in the air lately in Manistee, Michigan! The snow has started to melt and the temperatures are reaching into the high 40s. I have a couple of busy upcoming months for international travel, starting in Australia, onto Shanghai, then Germany, and finally Spain. Just because I’m across the globe doesn’t mean I’m inaccessible– email me anytime.
I’d like to personally thank each and every person who submitted photos for our Shrinkfast giveaway to help with our photo collection. I was able to look through each participant’s submission photos and the quality of work was outstanding! Even though the giveaway is over, please keep the photos coming as I enjoy seeing what our customers are up to and the new and unique applications shrink wrap is used for. Feel free to email them to us any time.
The trucking and transportation industry has been fresh on my mind lately. Please be sure to read through the section below for information on this industry. Now is the time to tap into new and developing markets such as trucking and transportation– we are here to help you as you expand into more industries.
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Shrinkfast Giveaway Winner!

We would like to congratulate Kip W. in Montana on being the winner of our Shrinkfast® Giveaway! He won a Shrinkfast® 998 Heat Tool Kit and a 4′ Extension! Thank you to everyone who participated in our photo contest and helped grow our photo library. A big thank you to Shrinkfast® for partnering with us for this promotion.

Transportation Across Countries

Pronto Clearing3This shrink wrapped catamaran boat was transported from Cape Town, South Africa to Mombasa, Kenya. It was a 5500 km (roughly 3,417 miles) road journey that took 11 days. When it arrived in Kenya, it still looked brand new! The installers used an 8 mil white wrap which is perfect because the white reflects sunlight and harmful UV rays. It’s best used for transportation covers and general outside storage. Have questions about what color would work best for your application? Click here to see the differences in the 3 main colors – blue, white and clear.
An 8 mil thickness is excellent for covering large boats, shrink wrapping large building frames, and for wrapping large equipment with sharp protrusions for transportation or storage. But if you want thicker– we have it! Click here to see what shrink wrap mil thickness is right for your job.
Pronto Clearing
Do you have a project that you’re not sure what size to use, mil thickness or color? Email us some pictures with dimensions and details – we’ll give you our professional recommendation.

Think Spring & Think Recycling!

With the first day of Spring just around the corner – on March 20th to be exact; it’s time to enjoy the warmer weather and removing those shrink wrap covers. Dr. Shrink wants to help you with recycling your shrink wrap covers; we have two different programs in place to make it an easy process for you.
We are once again partnering with Bay Area Recycling (BARC) this year for our Recycling Run Program. If you are in Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois or Ohio — our Recycling Run is available to you. The program is simple and easy:
– Buy Dr. Shrink’s EZ-Fill Bags for only $5.00 each from Dr. Shrink
– Stuff the EZ-Fill Bag with ONLY shrink wrap
– Return the Registration Form to Dr. Shrink to have your pick-up scheduled with BARC.
Our REBAG® Recycling Kit is a different recycling option that we offer.  The REBAG® Kit works across the Continental US. The kit consists of a 30″ x 50″ clear bag with cover removal directions printed on it, a closure device for the bag and a prepaid FedEx shipping label. Each REBAG® will hold the cover from a 26′ power boat or approximately 600 square feet. *Note: All strapping, buckles, vents, zipper doors, etc. must be removed prior to packing the cover in the bag.
Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap is a 100% virgin resin material that is easily recycled into a variety of usable consumer products. Shrink wrap will NOT biograde in a landfill – that’s why it is extremely important to recycle. If neither of these programs work for you, we please ask that you call around to local recycling facilities in your area and see if they will accept this premium #4 LDPE plastic.

Sling-Shield from Dr. Shrink

Sling-Shield is used to protect boat lift slings and vessel hulls during launch and haul-out. It rinses off completely so as to not transfer dirt, grime, etc. from one boat to another and keeps slings clean which extends sling life. Sling-Shield is a simple, one man installation system. It is simply pulled over the sling, cut from the roll and then taped in place.
When boats with bottom paint are lifted by a boat lift, the slings tend to peel the paint from the hull – the Sling-Shield helps stop damage to the bottom paint. It’s also used as a tube to direct air into a boat during service or assembly when attached to a fan or air conditioner. It can also exhaust dust and fumes from inside holds, engine compartments and cabins during service, for personal safety during repairs and assembly. The Sling-Shield will shrink with very little heat; it can be used to protect sail boat masts during transportation and storage.
Now in 6 different widths & available in 300′ or 600′ lengths
6″ x 300′ or 600′ rolls called “Shore Power Sleeves” are great when being used to protect shore power cords, lines and hoses from damage. Keeps dock areas neat and clean during dockage.
– 8″ x 600′ roll is used during dockage to protect dock power cords from damage during tide changes and vessel movement, and to keep dock areas clear and neat. it can be used in boat manufacturing during assembly and marine service to run power cords, air lines, etc. over the side of the boat to prevent damage and marks.
– 12″ x 600′ clear roll (special order) is used as ducting and ventilation tubing.
– 16″ x 300′ or 600′ white rolls are standard for 12″ slings.
– 18″ x 300′ or 600′ white rolls are made for slings with rub-rail pads.
– 36″ x 600′ 8 mil white Yacht Sling-Shield is used on Mega Yacht Mobile 300 ton boat lift slings and larger.
– 1 1/2″ x 108′ Poly Vinyl Tape is used to hold the Sling-Shield to the sling to prevent it from slipping down the sling during usage. This tape will hold even when wet. Other tapes like duct tape or masking tape will not stay in place once submerged in water.
All Sling-Shield products are made in the USA & come with UVI protection.

Dr. on the Map – March Travel
Trucking & Transportation Industry

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Trucking and Transportation Industry. Manufacturers generate a range 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. Dr. Shrink has the largest selection of shrink wrap from 12′ to 60′ wide in various lengths and mil thicknesses. Complete weather protection during transportation and ventilation options to help eliminate mold and mildew from forming if the delivered item will need to be stored upon arrival. Sun degradation warranty for 18 months in any climate!
Manufacturers want their products looking pristine and functioning correctly upon delivery. With all the hazards that come with the shipping process, shrink wrap minimizes the possibility of damage more effectively than other methods such as tarps. Protecting your good through shrink wrap is an investment. Protecting your product is protecting your reputation and business.
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 – Full Encapsulation

This month we highlight the process of shrink wrapping a piece of equipment for full encapsulation. Click here to see the video.

March Steals, Deals & Discounts
Latest Closeout Specials – Once They’re Gone, They’re Gone
Quote of the Month

– “Making online order very easy and shipping out orders in a timely manner.” – Rickie H. Des Moines, IA Customer

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

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

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Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas season with your family and friends. Our team had some fun wearing our ugly Christmas sweaters for our annual staff holiday photo and the little Dr. Shrinkers enjoyed a special visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus last week at a local pizza place in Manistee. 2017 has been an exciting year for Dr. Shrink, Inc. and we look forward to 2018. I want to thank each of you for your continued patronage and loyalty to Dr. Shrink, Inc.
-Mike Stenberg
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

Annual Ugly Sweater Photo

Merry Christmas

A special visit from Santa Claus!

Dr. Shrink had a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 21st at Famous Flynn’s in downtown Manistee. It was a great turnout, with all the kids getting to see Santa and visit with each other. We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!
Santa Collage

Congratulations to our 4′ Extension Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Dawn from Riveria Beach, FL on winning a brand new 4′ extension for the Shrinkfast 998 Heat Tool! Thank you to everyone who placed orders and/or filled our our Christmas Giveaway Form! Did you miss out on the chance to win? Make sure you are a subscriber to our e-lists here!

Dr. on the Map – January Travel

– ReFit Show – Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Mike) Jan. 10th – 11th
– World of Concrete – Las Vegas, NV (Mike) Jan. 23rd – 26th
– IMBC – New Orleans, LA (Mike) Jan. 31st – Feb. 2nd

Transportation/Material Handling Industry

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Transportation and Material Handling Industry.
Manufacturers produce products all across the globe and in order to successfully transport these products from their origination to the final destination, a durable form of protection is required.
Dr. Shrink offers premium shrink wrap solutions from 6-12mil thickness and 12′-60′ widths to provide some of the most durable transportation protection on the market. Entire flatbed loads of machinery can be completely weather protected during transportation.
Not sure what size shrink wrap you need for your particular application? Have general application questions regarding the transportation industry? Call us at 800-968-5147 to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members! We will get you all the information you need, quickly.

Training & Tips

– How to Shrink Wrap a Trailer

January Steals, Deals & Discounts
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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
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October Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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*October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – all PINK shrink wrap ordered, Dr. Shrink will donate $10 towards Breast Cancer Research*

• Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“September was a busy month of travel for our sales staff. I’m currently in Istanbul, Turkey for the Istanbul Boat Show. Technology is a wonderful thing and it is nice to remain connected to my staff and customers at all times, no matter where I am in the world. 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 website at www.dr-shrink.com. Our online shopping experience is as easy as adding your items into your shopping cart, then heading over to our checkout page where you’ll find a variety of shipping options available including both small package and LTL freight. 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? Great! 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. Looking for product literature/recommendations? Check out our New Electronic Catalog.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Dr. Shrink wants to help in the cancer research effort. For the entire month of October, we will donate $10.00 per roll of pink shrink wrap that is purchased.  Please see the section below for more details– the more PINK you buy, the more Dr. Shrink donates!
Thank you for working with us. It’s been a great season hearing from many of our marine customers as things get wrapped up for the winter!”

• Marine Industry

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Marine & Recreation Industry. No matter the size and depth of the waters our boats traverse, they are our vessels to adventure and enjoyment. They are also a large investment with critical dependence on maintenance and care. Shrink wrap is a tremendous asset for ship yard or marina owners in increasing profitability. There is a great profit margin for shrink wrapping boats and the profit grows the larger the boat gets. If you are currently a boat/ship yard or marina owner that offers winterization services, by adding shrink wrapping as a service, boat owners will get a complete winterization package from your company when they pull their boats out of the water. If refinishing or remodeling a yacht, shrink wrap assists the process by acting as an enclosure. Additionally, shrink wrapped boats can be worked on year round– and you’ll have no worries about chafing, abrasion, scratching, and other concerns.
At. Dr. Shrink, we stock a complete line of American-made shrink wrap products capable of wrapping any size or type of boat. With premium shrink wrap available up to 60 feet wide, even the largest of boats can be protected from shipping or storage damage. Dr. Shrink only supplies premium 100% virgin resin shrink wrap featuring maximum UV inhibitors. This high quality material ensures long-term usage and maximum protection. Unlike tarps, the shrink wrap will protect from most weather damage, is waterproof, and offers one-piece coverage. Are you more of a “written instructions” type of learner, rather than watching videos? Click on the image above to read through step-by-step instructions on How-To Shrink Wrap a Boat.

• Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Dr. Shrink wants to help. For every roll of PINK shrink wrap purchased during October, we will donate $10.00 per roll towards the cause. 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 course your shrink wrap jobs during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
Take a look at our video of shrink wrapping a brand new car at the local Ford Dealership for their annual “Pink Out” car show. See our recent blog for other applications that were wrapped in our pink material.

• Dr. on the Map – October Travel

– October 2nd-6th: Istanbul Boat Show – Istanbul, Turkey (Mike)
– October 12th-13th: Stright MacKay – Nova Scotia, Canada (Mike)
– October 17th-19th: Breakbulk US – Houston, TX (Kyle)
– October 22nd-23rd: CC Marine – Ontario, Canada (Bart)

• Training & Tips

Learn how to Shrink Wrap from the BEST! We have Hot-To Training Videos for many applications. Don’t be intimidated by any of your marine shrink wrapping jobs — we’ve got you covered.
How-To Shrink Wrap a Recreational Boat
How-To Shrink Wrap a Sailboat Mast-Up
How-To Shrink Wrap a Pontoon Boat

• Dog of the Month – Pumpkin Stenberg
• October Steals & Deals
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September Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

• Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“It’s hard to believe September is already here. This will be a busy month of traveling and trade shows for our sales team– if you are in the area of one of our shows, stop by and see us. You can check out where we’ll be in the trade show section below. Please don’t forget to take advantage of our 10% early buy discount on our premium shrink wrap. This offer is good until September 15th by using online promo code: FALL17 or by mentioning the fall discount over the phone. There is always interest and questions regarding shrink wrapping a pontoon boat for winter storage.
I’m pleased to announce we have a brand new How-To Training Video on the simple steps for installing a shrink wrap cover on a pontoon boat.  The video is featured below or you can also view it by clicking here. Hope everyone has a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend! We’ll be using our new outdoor patio area today to have a pre-Labor Day BBQ for the team– grilling some hot-dogs and making fried green tomatoes picked from our very own Dr. Shrink garden. Hope you all enjoy the weekend with family and friends.”

• Marine & Recreation Industry

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Marine & Recreation Industry. Despite only 3 primary peak months, the Marine and Recreation Industry is one of the most recognized and well-known in the shrink wrap industry. With recognition comes saturation, and this is the most competitive industry in shrink wrap. It is essential to provide quality products and service to your customers– rest assured when you use Dr. Shrink products, you are using the highest quality products on the market.
Typically for Marine and Recreation applications you’re going to use a 6 or 7-mil material. The 6-mil is our thinnest shrink wrap and is used on smaller items such as boats, shed frames, pallets and machinery that will be stored rather than transported. Our 7-mil is the standard thickness for shrink wrapping boat in snow load areas, for light construction jobs and for medium sized machinery that will be transported. Questions on what size wrap to use, what color, or what mil thickness is right for you? Visit our designated website page here or call us at 800-968-5147.

• Save Labor this Labor Day!

All of Dr. Shrink’s products are made with you, the user, in mind to make your lives easier and your shrink wrap jobs hassle-free. We will explain how working with Dr. Shrink’s products will help to eliminate hassles and hurdles before, during, and after the shrink wrapping process.
1) Our shrink wrap knives are made with a safe-hooded blade so you won’t scratch your boat or cut yourself during the shrink wrapping process.
2) Dr. Shrink’s shrink wrap is 100% virgin resin material and will NOT biodegrade in a landfill, so it is very important that it is recycled. We offer our REBAG® Program throughout the Continental US that allows you to recycle your shrink wrap scraps and entire covers. Please don’t throw it in a dumpster!
3) Our Zipper Access Doors are taped on the finished cover of your object and allow you access into it without compromising the durability of the cover.
4) Our Shrinkfast® Extensions are available in 2′, 4′, or 6′ lengths. They help you get all those hard-to-reach surfaces and allow you to be safe without having to be unbalanced on a tall ladder.
5) Dr. Shrink’s Film Racks and Carts are a great way to keep yourself organized and to keep your shrink wrap off the ground. Shrink wrap produces static and it will easily collect dirt and debris if it’s left on the ground. These small pieces of dirt and debris can cause holes in your covers. Our Film Racks easily hold our shrink wrap rolls and keep them off the ground.
If you have any questions on the above products, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800.968.5147 or email us.

• Dr. on the Map – September Travel

– September 12th-15th: Husum WindEnergy – Husum, Germany (Mike)
– September 18th-22nd: IBEX – Tampa, FL (Ryan, Ben, Mike & Kyle)
– September 23rd-25th: US Distributors – Portland, OR (Ben)
– September 25th-27th: Pack Expo – Las Vegas, NV (Mike)
– September 25th-26th: Donovan Marine – Nashville, TN (Bart)
– September 26th-27th: Northern Wholesale – Red Wing, MN (Kyle)

• Training & Tips

Shrink wrapping your pontoon boat just got easier with our new How-To Video. Click here to see how to shrink wrap a pontoon boat for the upcoming storage season.

• Dog of the Month – Loki Stenberg
• September Steals & Deals