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

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.

Dr. Notes – News from Mike

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

Shrinkfast® Giveaway!

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

Show Your Love with Pink from Dr. Shrink

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

Dr. Shrink Covers the Globe with International Distributors

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

Shrink Wrap U Class

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

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

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

Training & Tips

– Modular Homes video – click here.

February Steals & Deals
Closeout Deals
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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
• Closeout Rolls
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October Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

*To see the entire Newsletter, click here.
*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.

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

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• Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“We’re getting ready for the busy fall/winter layup season heading our way. The Dr. Shrink, Inc. mailers have been sent out and we hope you like the new design, and the excellent new products we have developed. Please take advantage of the special fall discount through September 15, 2017. Along with having the best shrink wrapping product line in the world, I’d like to remind you of the additional benefits of dealing with Dr. Shrink, Inc.  We are truly “one stop shopping” for any and all shrink wrap and installation accessories.  All products are in stock for immediate shipment, we have knowledgeable people on the phones to help you order the exact products you need, and we can tell you how to install all of our products on almost any project. We are competitively priced and the quality of our materials speaks about our commitment to shrink wrap produced in the United States. Dr. Shrink cannot be matched by any other company in the world, and it would 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 our customers- email me at drshrink@dr-shrink.com.

• Marine Industry & DIY

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Marine and DIY Industry. With the fall season approaching, we’re here to supply you with the items you need to protect your seasonal furniture, boats, campers/RVs, and other outdoor items and recreational toys from the harsh elements. We can provide you with an efficient and easy way to store them in the off-season, just ask! Dr. Shrink has the knowledge and expertise to make your DIY shrink wrap project a simple and easy process that you can do every year.

• 2017/2018 Fall Mailers!

All fall mailers have been sent out! This year’s mailer includes a special giveaway from Mike Stenberg in addition to this year’s fall special pricing. If you don’t receive your mailer within the next week and would like one, please contact us at 800-968-5147 or email us.

• Dr. on the Map – August Travel

August 8th – 10th: West Marine – Sunnyvale, CA (Mike, Bart & Ryan)

• Training & Tips

Shrink wrapping your patio furniture is a great way to protect it during the off-season. Click here for a step-by-step video process of how to wrap it.

• Employee of the Month – Brooke
• Dog of the Month – Zoe Polcyn
• August Steals & Deals
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July Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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• Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“I just want to take a moment to wish you all a very Happy 4th of July on Tuesday! We are putting some finishing touches on our new catalogs and they will be ready for mailing at the very beginning of August. I couldn’t wait any longer to introduce our new products, so there is a special sneak peak of them below in the New Catalog/Products section. My birthday is coming up the first week of July– help me celebrate with a  “Cheers!” of your favorite beverage in our new Dr.+ pint glass or Dr.+ Travel Mug! Place any order the week of July 1-July 7 and mention my birthday over the phone– you’ll get a free cup of your choice on me! If you place your orders online, use promo code: CHEERSMIKE. Have a birthday coming up? Let me know, I’ll help you celebrate! Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. I enjoy hearing from our customers- email me at drshrink@dr-shrink.com.”

• Shrink Wrap for Industrial Applications

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Industrial industry. This industry is the fastest growing year-round shrink wrap market and can yield great business as customers demand packaging solutions along with corrosion inhibiting protection. Manufacturers generate a slew of diverse products that come in all types of different shapes and sizes. For those who produce large machinery, they face the challenge of properly storing and transporting the product without inflicting damage. With Dr. Shrink’s complete line of products that are capable of wrapping almost all objects, there’s nothing you can’t protect. Top industrial wrapping specialists can also compete with other protection methods to show a greater return on investment for their clients.
Dr. Shrink offers VCI (Volatile Corrosion Inhibiting) and Extreme 12-mil options which are perfect for industrial applications. Check out our Steal of the Month section below for a discount this month on all VCI Shrink Wrap.

• 2017/2018 Catalogs & New Products!

We are wrapping up (no pun intended) our final edits of this year’s product catalog; we have included many convenient tools, video links, and other resources that will be easily accessible with your QR code reader on your smart phone. You can find information on our new products for this year below:
– Shrinkfast MZ Heat Tool – is a durable, propane powered heat tool that weighs only 1.75lbs and is one of the industries leading lightweight Do-It-Yourself heat tools. Kit comes complete with plastic carrying case, 25′ propane hose, adjustable regulator and wrench for tightening fittings.
– Ripack 4′ 9″ and 6′ 8″ Extensions – these extensions are used with the Ripack 2200 and 3000 propane fired heat tool. Quick and easy assembly.
– Ripack Gas Cylinder Trolley – robust metal construction and ideal for safely holding and transporting your propane tank, heat tool, and shrink wrap equipment.
– Dr. Shrink’s Corner Guard – this molded plastic corner guard is reusable season after season. It offers superior protection on sharp protruding points on your wrapped object and also reduces the amount of rips and tears in your shrink wrap.
– Dr. Shrink’s European Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap – 100% virgin resin material that has a 12 month UV protection and available in two sizes: 24′ x 60′ 12 mil white or 40′ x 60′ 12 mil white. Our new European Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap passed the Fire Test according to EN 13823 SBI and meets the criteria for: ISO 11925-2:2010, BS EN 13823:2010.

• 4th of July Promotion

Don’t miss our 4th of July promotion – 10% off a Shrinkfast® 998 Heat Tool Kit! Are you a subscriber to our Holiday Promotions e-list? Make sure you sign up to be notified of how to receive 10% off the Shrinkfast® 998 for this holiday!

• Dr. on the Map – July Travel

– July 11th – 14th: ICAST – Orlando, FL (Mike)
– July 17th – 21st: STEP Conference – Chicago, IL (Mike & Bart)

• Training & Tips

How to shrink wrap a flatbed truck

• Employee of the Month – Tony
• Dog of the Month – Sadie Stenberg
• July Steals & Deals
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June Shrink Wrap News – from the Industry Leader, Dr. Shrink, Inc.

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• Dr. Notes – News from Mike

“I hope you all had a great Memorial Day.  I am currently in Oslo, Norway working the Nor-Shipping tradeshow with our distributors. Norway builds and supplies some of the most advanced vessels in the world. The shipping and ocean-freight industry is booming and we are staying on top of the latest trends. Shrink wrap is becoming the widespread answer to protecting many large, on-deck ocean freight products during transportation. In addition to our Volatile Corrosion Inhibiting (VCI) shrink wrap, we are continuously adding new Moisture Inhibiting products and Anti-Corrosion supplies to our product line to make sure shrink wrapped products are completely protected from corrosion/rust.
Our featured shrink wrap industry for June, Shipping/Transportation, is one that all installers should consider getting into– there is an abundance of business there. We understand some enormous items can seem intimidating to shrink wrap and that is why we are here for you 24/7– call us and we’ll help you through the entire process. Our experienced technical staff will recommend what size shrink wrap to use, which additional installation accessories you’ll need, and finally, will guide you through the process of shrink wrapping the object. Being a customer of Dr. Shrink is also being a business partner– we want to watch you succeed in your shrink wrapping endeavors.
We’re staying busy at Dr. Shrink and are currently working on the new 2017/2018 Product Catalog for the fall season; we will notify you when the catalogs have been printed and mailed to make sure you receive one.
From everyone here at Dr. Shrink, we would like to wish all the Dads out there a very Happy Father’s Day on June 18th! Call us for a shrink wrap start-up kit; the perfect gift for the Do-it-Yourself Dad in your life who wants to wrap his outdoor patio furniture, boat, BBQ grill, yard equipment, and more!
Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions. I enjoy hearing from our customers- email me at drshrink@dr-shrink.com.

• Transportation & the Benefits of Shrink Wrap

This month the Dr. is highlighting products and services as it relates to the Material Handling/Transportation industry. The use of shrink wrap in the shipping, transportation, and logistics industry is becoming more widespread as it is more durable than stretch wrap and full encapsulation can make products completely weatherproof as well as tamper-resistant. It is becoming quite common to see shrink wrapped products/equipment traveling down the road and being protected from road grime, dirt, and other weather-related elements.
Offering shrink wrap solutions from 6-12 mil thickness, we can provide some of the most durable transportation protection in the market. This is an ideal business to add to your Marine & Recreation market when looking to expand immediately.

• Last Month to Register for Recycling Run 2017!

Attention Great Lakes states: MI, WI, IL, IN, and OH– our Recycling Run pickups are happening next month! Bay Area Recycling for Charities will be contacting you to schedule a pickup day. It’s not too late to get on our pickup list; please fill out our Registration Form and fax/email back to us. We have plenty of Recycling Run EZ-Fill bags in stock ready to be shipped to you.

• Upcoming Shrink Wrap U Class

Dr. Shrink, Inc. is home to ShrinkWrap U, 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 tools for marketing your business in various industries and proper safety practices.
Classes are held every quarter and our next session will be held on June 8th (registration is closed). Another class is scheduled to be held in August. If you are interested in coming to the August class, you will need to complete the ShrinkWrap U Enrollment Form and return it to Ryan’s attention.
Coming from out of state? Here is a list of Travel Accommodations that we recommend. Space is limited, so sign up today to reserve your spot!

• Training & Tips – Full Encapsulation

Shrink wrap provides the best custom fit cover for even the most odd shaped products. Full encapsulation can make your product completely weatherproof and protect against road grime, dirt and debris. Click here to see how to fully encapsulate your products.

• June Steals & Deals

This month we are focusing on specials all around the Transportation industry. We will highlight products each week and give an overview of its application relating to the Transportation industry. It’s important to know that a lot of Dr. Shrink products are multi-purpose!
Who doesn’t love FREE PRODUCTS? Click here for a sneak peek of what you can expect this month. Make sure you are subscribed to our Weekly Bundle e-list– click here to SIGN UP!

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Dr. Shrink Gives Back to the Community

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Dr. Shrink, Inc. Gives Back to the Community

Dr. Shrink is an animal friendly place and you know that all of our animals here are like family. So, when our local animal shelter, Homeward Bound in Manistee, MI called and asked to help out, of course we said yes.
Homeward Bound asked if there was a way to shrink wrap the front and back of their building to protect the dogs from the wind and weather of our winter conditions while they’re outside in their kennels. Ryan and Ben went out there to see what would need to be done and the best way to do it.
Ben went out and ran 3/4″ woven cord strapping in between each of the beams and used the buckles and tension tool to make it as tight as possible to limit how much the film would pull at the bottom while it’s being shrunk. Once, that was done, he then created an “X” with the strapping between each beam (again using the buckles and tension tool to get it as tight as possible) to create a support structure behind the film to help limit the amount of stress that is put on the film by the wind.
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Once the support structure was finished – Ben used a roll of our 12′ x 149′ 7mil white to create the wall that is needed to block the wind. Around the sides and top of the perimeter of the wall, he used furring strips that were rolled onto the film and then screwed into place to secure the film. At the bottom, the wrap was trimmed and then heat welded around a base made of the woven cord strapping to create the bottom perimeter.
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With all the perimeters of the wall secure, he then proceeded to shrink down the film. After it was completely shrunk, Ben tacked furring strips to the preexisting beams on the outside of the wall to help limit the amount of movement from the wind.
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This is just another way to show that you can use shrink wrap for just about anything. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call at 800-968-5147 or email us.

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Reminder – Your Customer Loyalty Rewards Points Expire Soon!

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