Happy New Year! Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and have enjoyed the holiday season!
The Dr. Shrink crew had a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus on Dec. 20th at the Ramsdell Inn here in downtown Manistee. It was a great turnout and all of the kids enjoyed seeing Santa (some more than others!).
Dr. Shrink is coming into 2020 at full speed — be on the lookout for new products being announced within the next few months. Thank you for working with us; we are grateful and humbled to know that you choose Dr. Shrink to be your trusted shrink wrap supplier. Here’s to another great year!
Mike Stenberg President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.
Since 1864, Marshall & Sterling Insurance has been the name synonymous with outstanding insurance, risk management, and customer service. Marshall & Sterling provides exceptional insurance coverage with unparalleled service and support for their valued clients.
Based out of Poughkeepsie, New York, Marshall & Sterling are very familiar with insurance for shrink wrap companies and installers.
If you have any shrink wrap insurance questions or would like a quote – we would highly recommend you contact Capt. Paul Kesick at 800-333-3766 or send him an email. You can visit them online here.
As another year in business concludes, we would love your feedback on Dr. Shrink products and service! Please take a couple minutes to fill out our Customer Survey to give us feedback, suggestions, advice and any other input so we can make 2020 our best year yet! As a thank you for your time, every participant who submits our survey will be entered into a drawing to win a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card! Thank you in advance for your participation!
Manufacturing companies produce a diverse range of products that come in all types of different shapes and sizes. For companies producing large machinery, they face the challenge of properly storing and transporting the product without inflicting damage. This is when knowing how to fully-encapsulate an object with shrink wrap is beneficial.
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. With Thanksgiving being so late in the month this year, it’s hard to believe we are already into the start of December. The staff and I had a nice time over the weekend celebrating the marriage of our team member, Kelly (Buckingham) to Eric Vasquez– congratulations to the newlyweds! We will have several other celebrations this month, including our holiday Christmas party as well as a special visit from Santa Claus for the kids. It should be a great month full of festive events. As we close out 2019 this month, I would once again like to thank you for your business and loyalty over this past year. 2019 has been a fantastic year and I look forward for what is to come in 2020. I appreciate all of you and wish you all the best this holiday season. Happy Holidays!
Mike Stenberg President & CEO Dr. Shrink, Inc.
Some of you may be aware that we have worked with our local animal shelter, Homeward Bound, on several different occasions over the years. One of the projects that we help them with is shrink wrapping the front and back of their building where the kennels are housed to protect the dogs from the wind and winter weather while they are outside.
As shown in the photos, 3/4″ woven cord strapping was run in between each of the beams to support the film. Once the strapping frame was finished, a roll of 12′ x 149′ 7mil white was used to create the “wall”. Around the sides and top, furring strips 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. With the entire perimeter of the wall secure, the film was then shrunk down. Furring strips were then tacked to the preexisting beams on the outside of the wall to help limit the amount of movement from the wind.
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. If you are interested in adopting an animal from Homeward Bound, you can visit their website or call 231-723-7387.
Run strapping on bottom and across posts to support the film.
2. Attach film to furring strips and leave 12″ excess for heat weld.
3. Screw on furring strips to posts after film is shrunk for extra support.
New at shrink wrapping and not quite sure what mil-thickness to use, or what color? We’ve got you covered! Here’s a few tips on how to decipher what you should be using.
Mil Thickness Differences
The marine shrink wrap season is over — now what? Think “Outside the Boat” and make money year-round with shrink wrap! The opportunities to make shrink wrapping a year-round business are endless! Need somewhere to start? Browse through this list of feasible markets to expand into and get thinking on how you can make profit year-round in your area!
Transportation and Trucking Companies
Machinery Movers and Riggers
Manufacturers—anything that can be weather damaged during storage or transportation is fair game.
Asbestos Removal Companies
Disaster Restoration & Relief
Roofing, Roofing Contractors, and Roof Repair Companies
You may have noticed
that our new website offers translation options! On the bottom of our
homepage (or any page you are on) you will find a country flag icon with the
language that is selected. There is a drop down available for a wide variety of
languages to choose from. There is also a currency converter on the new
Please note the currency calculator and language translator are provided as a courtesy and not intended to be used as a 100% reliable resource. Languages are translated automatically and may contain errors that are not indicative of intended language’s text. All purchases made while currency is converted will be completed in USD (United States Dollar) and not the currency indicated. Please see the screenshot below where you can find the language translator drop down on our homepage. The currency converter can be found on the right-hand side of each page. These are wonderful tools for our international customers and worldwide distributors!
Latest Closeout Specials – When They’re Gone, They’re Gone.
Several Closeout and Refurbished Items Available! Click here to see them all.
Just a friendly reminder to everyone who is a part of our
Customer Loyalty Rewards Program, your points will expire at the end of the
year (December 31st, 2019). Make sure you redeem your points on any order
before this date; they will not rollover into 2020!
If you are not
currently a member of our Customer Loyalty Rewards Program, please let us know
you are interested and we can get you the program details with your Member
Card! This program was made as our way of saying thank you for working with
Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween yesterday! Snow is in the forecast for next week in Manistee, MI. I’ve heard from several customers this season as they have expanded their mobile boat shrink wrapping services into including other outdoor items– ranging from patio furniture, outdoor kitchens, even swimming pools. Your customers’ items will be good as new when unwrapped in the spring because of the protection shrink wrap provides. We have had several people across the nation calling in asking for shrink wrap services in their area — are you a mobile shrink wrap company who would like to be included on our “Professional Shrink Wrap Installers” list? Please email us your company name, phone number, address, location(s) you are willing to travel for a job, and company website if possible. We will get your name on our sheet and refer customers to you! Thank you once again for working with us this season and letting Dr. Shrink be your trusted shrink wrap supplier. Do you have everything you need? We are still stocked up and ready to ship!
Mike Stenberg President & CEO Dr. Shrink, Inc.
Inside the November Newsletter: Export Excellence Award – Farmer’s Almanac Winter Outlook – Tips & Tricks for Full Encapsulation – Halloween Party Photos – Residential Roofing Market – Weekly Bundle Sneak Peek
DR. SHRINK AWARDS
Dr. Shrink is proud to announce we received top honors as part of
the International Boating Industry’s Export Excellence Award. This award was
presented last month during IBEX – International BoatBuilders’
Exhibition & Conference in Tampa. Congratulations to all of the NMMA members who
received awards and top honors– it is great to be connected and working in the
same industry as all of these fantastic companies!
For the full article, please click here.
ATTENTION INDUSTRIAL & TRANSPORTATION CUSTOMERS:
The 2020 edition of the Farmers‘ Almanac predicts
that two-thirds of the country will face a colder-than-normalwinter season.
The worst of this year’s bitterly cold winter will affect the eastern
parts of the Rockies all the way to the Appalachians. The Almanac calls for
above-normal winter precipitation over the eastern third of the country as well
as the Great Plains, Midwest, and the Great Lakes.
No matter the weather– heavy equipment, large products, and other
industrial items still need to be transported and shipped to their final
destination, often on an open-bed trailer due to the size. Shrink wrap is your
answer to this logistical problem causing weather damage to your product, as it
protects all sizes and types of items from the elements. Be sure to read our
section below regarding shrink wrap for full encapsulation. Don’t let the
winter season and elements wreck havoc on your assets! Make shrink wrapping a
DR. SHRINK TIPS & TRICKS
While thinking of the upcoming winter forecast and discussing the shipping, transportation, and industrial markets– it will be helpful to see exactly how shrink wrap is applied for full encapsulation. Take a look below at the diagrams with clickable links to written instructions, or view our How-To Video for Full Encapsulation. Now is the time to tap into this market if you have been considering it! We are here to help you start. To see more pictures of how-to fully encapsulate, click here.
Photo One: Determine Base Roll Width Size: A+24″+24″ = Base Width Roll Size 24″ of additional shrink wrap material around the perimeter width of object
Photo Two: Determine Cover Roll Width Size: X+Y+Z = Cover Roll Width Size At the widest point, measure from the base of object, up, over, and down the opposite side
Photo Three: Creating Your Seams, Encapsulating & Vent Placement – Drape wrap over the object, create seams like you are wrapping a present, and trim away any excess wrap. Weld along these seams. After cover is completely shrunk, tape along the weld seams. – Place vents in the upper 1/4 of the wrapped object to reduce moisture and condensation.
Pumpkin Carving Fun! Dr. Shrink was in the Halloween spirit with some pumpkin carving and games last weekend! We had some great big pumpkins, perfect for carving, fresh from Miller’s Produce here in Manistee. Take a look at the full photo album on our Facebook page.
DR. SHRINK FEATURED INDUSTRIES – Residential Roofing
These photos show shrink
wrap being used as a temporary fix for a leaky roof until the entire roof could
be repaired. Wood strips were used along the perimeter of the gutter line and
the installer made his own lines with strapping to attach the shrink wrap to.
Rope repel gear and an 80′ man-lift was used to shrink the job once attached.
Photos courtesy of Jason Hebb and team in Delta,
BC Canada. Great work and thank you for sharing your photos!
Happy October everyone! It’s been great to hear from many of our marine customers as things are getting wrapped up for the winter season. 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 newly designed website at www.dr-shrink.com. New product filters make finding what you need easier, and being able to use your own shipping account and/or NET terms at checkout have been very popular. Are you a loyal customer who knows part numbers of needed products? Simply visit our “Quick Order” section, type in the part number, select quantity and add to cart– all from one page!
I would also like to mention that October is breast cancer awareness month. Manistee’s “Survivor’s Rock” is wrapped up in pink shrink wrap again this year to promote breast cancer awareness and honor those affected by breast cancer. October 3rd is Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital’s 12th Annual “Paint the Town Pink” community-wide event; all proceeds stay local to support women’s services and will benefit the purchase of advanced bone densitometry technology. It is wonderful to be a part of such a great community.
Thank you for working with us. It is our pleasure being your trusted shrink wrap supplier! Mike Stenberg President & CEO Dr. Shrink, Inc.
INSIDE THE OCTOBER NEWSLETTER New! Shrink Wrap Kits – Tips for the Ultimate Shrink Wrap Job – How-To Video for Patio Furniture – Weekly Bundle Sneak Peek
INNOVATORS IN THE INDUSTRY – New Products & Features by the Dr.
NEW Shrink Wrap Kit! We’ve always said you can “get it all in one place” for your shrink wrap supplies with Dr. Shrink…now you can get it all in one box! Check out our new Shrink Wrap Kit — all packaged neatly together and sold as a kit!
This is the perfect kit for wrapping runabout boats up to 24′ (without wakeboard towers) and pontoons up to 24′ with 8′ beam. Also great for yard & garden equipment, and patio & deck furniture!
The following is included in this kit: (1) Roll of 17’ x 31’ white, 7-mil shrink wrap (1) Roll of 2” x 180’ white Heat Shrink Tape (1) Roll of 3/4” x 300’ Woven Cord Strapping (3) End Caps for support posts (6) Individual 3/4” buckles (1) Ring Cutter to cut strapping (1) Disposable Film Knife to cut shrink wrap (4) Weather-Tight Self-Adhesive Vents
All you’ll need from
your own toolbox is a propane fired heat tool, ladder, hand saw, 2×4 support poles, propane tank and you’re off to shrinking!
Please find the
complete product listing for our new Shrink Wrap Kit on
Our handy guide has all of the information you need to shrink wrap a recreational boat, a sailboat mast down or mast up, as well as film sizes and venting, how to properly install our DS-683 Weather-Tight Vent and how to properly use the strapping and buckles. Click here to see the entire guide or print a copy as a reference sheet. 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 our how-to video library by clicking here.
At. Dr. Shrink, we stock a complete line of American-made shrink
wrap products capable of wrapping any size or type of boat, machinery,
scaffolding, equipment, and more. With premium
shrink wrap available up to 60 feet wide, even the largest of items can be protected
from storage or shipping damage.
Interested in tapping
into one of the below industries? Learn
more on our website and fill out our industry application form– we’ll be in
WEEKLY BUNDLE DEALS FROM THE Dr. – Here are the goodies you can expect this upcoming month…
Take advantage of weekly deals from the Dr.
Above is a preview of
what you can expect this upcoming month. If you are not currently part of
our weekly bundle emails, please feel free to subscribe to our e-list. It’s
Hope everyone is having a great finish to their summer season and enjoying this Labor Day weekend. Our fall mailers have been mailed out, new product catalogs are here, and the early-buy shrink wrap discount is in full swing. We have received a lot of positive feedback on our new website and we are glad to hear everyone is finding it easy to navigate. Don’t forget if you are part of a business, you can unlock business pricing online. If you aren’t already set up, please fill out our Business Price Request Form and we will get you approved! If your company already orders online with business pricing, keep in mind you can also checkout with your NET 30 terms as well, and ship on your own shipping accounts. Please let us know what we can do for you to gear up for the fall shrink wrap season. Several customers have expressed an interest in wrapping patio furniture, RV campers, and other outdoor items this season in addition to their typical boat wrapping– this is what we like to hear! If you have questions on other applications besides boats, please visit our How-To Training section of our website or call us. Happy shrinking to all and Happy Labor Day weekend!
– Mike Stenberg President & CEO Dr. Shrink, Inc.
INSIDE THE SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER EARLY BUY DISCOUNT/SAVE LABOR WITH DR. SHRINK/MARINE & DIY/DR. SHRINK VIDEO/NEW ALL-PROTECT PADDING/ WEEKLY BUNDLE SNEAK PEEK
This promotion is available online only – and only good on standard wholesale and retail pricing. You must use promo code FALL19 at checkout.
Dr. Shrink Products Helping You Save Labor
All of Dr. Shrink’s
products are made with you, the user in mind. They’re made to make your life
easier and your shrink wrap jobs hassle-free. Starting from the top of the
picture down, we will explain how working with Dr. Shrink’s products will help
eliminate hassles and hurdles before, during, and after the shrink wrapping
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.
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 recycle!
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.
Our Shrinkfast Extensions are available in 2′, 4′, or 6′ lengths. They help you get to all those hard-to-reach places and allow you to be safe without having to be unbalanced on a tall ladder.
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.
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 your training section of our website or our YouTube Channel.
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.
INNOVATORS IN THE INDUSTRY – New Products & Features by the Dr.
is a padded, solvent-proof protective covering that is typically used during
maintenance, retro-fits and boat building. It protects against mechanical
damage, is high absorbent and can be used indoor/outdoor. All-Protect Padding
also provides protection from sharp and oddly shaped objects that could
possibly puncture shrink wrap during the wrapping process.
The backing is an
adhesive film that sticks without tape and will not leave a residue on the
surface underneath. The material is made up of hard-wearing non-woven synthetic
fibers and a residue-free adhesive PE film as a liquid barrier.
It solves these common
Creates a safe, non-slip surface
Holds up to strong UV rays
Easy to remove with no residue
Can be used on exterior and interior surfaces (wood, carpet, windows, paint)
Absorbent and solvent-proof (e.g. motor oil, WD40, hydraulic fluid will not go through)
Can be reused
Can be used on these applications:
How to use: Clean the surface of any grease, oil and dust, then dry before application. For re-use, you can vacuum it while installed, then re-roll back up for the next job.
“Happy August! We are prepared and ready for the busy fall season. Our warehouse racks are fully stocked and our team is ready to fulfill all your orders. Be on the lookout for our Dr. Shrink mailers heading your way early next week.
Just a reminder to take advantage of the convenience of placing your orders on our new website — you can now ship on your own shipping accounts, checkout with your NET 30 terms, see past online orders, and have your payment methods saved securely to your account. The entire site was designed with you in mind and I know you will be impressed! Do you already know exactly what you need? Use our new Quick Order feature to order everything right from one single page.
Thank you for working with us. As always, let us know what we can do for you.” – Mike Stenberg President & CEO Dr. Shrink, Inc.
INSIDE THE AUGUST NEWSLETTER FALL DISCOUNT/MARINE & DIY/EARLY HEAT TOOL REPAIR/WEEKLY BUNDLE SNEAK PEEK/DR. SHRINK VIDEO
It’s that time of year – Dr. Shrink is in the process of mailing out our fall price sheets, new product information, and online discount codes!
Don’t miss out on our fall special discount on ALL shrink wrap! 10% off shrink wrap online until September 15, 2019 if you use promo code FALL19 at checkout. Offer is only good on standard wholesale and retail pricing.
Are you part of a business? You could qualify for wholesale/business pricing on our website! Fill our our Business Price Request Form online. Your request will be received and reviewed by the Dr. Shrink team quickly, and once approved you will receive a confirmation email and your online account will be granted business pricing.
Benefits of online ordering with a Dr. Shrink account include: – Customers can ship on their own shipping accounts (FedEx, UPS, LTL Carriers) – Customers can check out with their NET 30 terms – All orders are saved to your account for easy referencing – Shipping/billing addresses are saved to your account for faster checkout – Payment methods are saved securely to your account – Online customers will be offered exclusive deals, discounts, and promos
The Marine and
Recreation industry is one of the largest served by Dr. Shrink. Despite only
three primary peak months, this industry is one of the most recognized in the
shrink wrap industry as a whole. Boats, RVs, outdoor furniture, ATVs, patio
furniture, and much more are typically wrapped for seasonal and storage
6 and 7-mil material
with ventilation is the primary application and there is high volume potential
as the market swells in the early to late fall. With recognition comes
saturation, and this is the most competitive industry in shrink wrap. It is
essential to provide a quality product and Dr. Shrink can help supply all your
Need some tips and training in this industry? Visit our website’s Boat, Marine, and DIY training section, and take a look at our How-To video for wrapping patio furniture in the section below.
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. Have a Shrinkfast 998 heat tool in need of repair? Click the video for a step-by-step tutorial on how to properly repair a 998.
Give us a call today at 800-968-5147 or email us and we can offer suggestions, troubleshooting advice, and recommend new parts to get your gun repaired all before the fall shrink wrap season starts.
INNOVATORS IN THE INDUSTRY – New Products & Features by the Dr.
All-Protect Padding provides incredible protection of sharp and oddly shaped objects that could possibly puncture shrink wrap during the wrapping process. All-Protect is a self-adhesive, padded, reusable protective covering with a residue-free adhesive backing. Sold in 20″ x 82′ long rolls.
– It can be easily cut to desired sizes and shapes. – Won’t leave adhesive residue and sticks to most surfaces. – Can be used inside and outside. – Also provides temporary surface protection for windows, floors, stairs, walls and various objects.
Weekly Bundle Deals from the Dr.
Take advantage of weekly deals from the Dr. Above is a preview of what you can expect this upcoming month. If you are not currently part of our weekly bundle emails, please feel free to subscribe to our e-list. It’s FREE!
“Hello all, winter is in full swing here with consistent below zero temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills this week. As extreme weather continues to hit the heart of the country, transport your materials with the greatest level of protection using our industrial strength shrink wrap. We have included a section in the newsletter regarding the Trucking and Transportation industry. Shrink wrap offers an easy, affordable, and custom solution to protect your equipment during transportation and storage.
I am excited and proud to announce that Dr. Shrink, Inc. has been awarded the first Global Star Award for 2019 from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The Global Star award is a new initiative designed to recognize NMMA members who exemplify export success in recreational boating. Dr. Shrink was recognized for its perseverance and commitment to growing a healthy balance between domestic and international sales.
Hope everyone stays safe and warm in this extreme weather across the nation. Please let us know what we can do for you.”
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.
Trucking & Transportation
Manufacturers build and ship a variety of 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. With all the hazards that come with the shipping process, including inclement weather conditions effecting the item, shrink wrap minimizes the possibility of damage more effectively than other methods such as tarps.
Protecting your goods through shrink wrap is an investment. With all of the ways a product is capable of receiving damage during the storage and shipment process, protecting it is a matter of loss prevention. Protecting your product is protecting your reputation and business as well. Visit our website for product information, video tutorials and more. We offer world class customer service and support for all your shrink wrap needs. Call us today to see how we can help: (800) 968-5147.
Dr. Shrink Awarded NMMA First Global Star for 2019
The NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association) recognizes a select group of members throughout the year who exemplify export success in recreational boating by presenting their Global Star award. This includes members that demonstrate a commitment to exporting, creating a healthy balance between domestic and international sales, and has built an understanding about why exporting is critical to the long term success of their company.
Dr. Shrink, Inc. has been named the first Global Star for 2019 by the NMMA. Dr. Shrink made our first export sale back in 1997 and has grown our global sales to account for almost 15% of our total annual gross revenue. Click here to learn more about our export journey and to read the full article.
Worldwide Dr. Shrink Distributors
Dr. Shrink products cover the globe with the help of our worldwide distributors. If you are interested in purchasing through one of our trusted partners, please give us a call at 231-723-2685 to see if there is an international distributor near you.
Become a Rewards Card Member
Let Dr. Shrink help you save! Dr. Shrink’s Customer Loyalty Rewards program was implemented in order to show our customers just how much we appreciate your business. As a Rewards Cards holder, you can earn points on every purchase which can be accumulated throughout the year and then the points can be put towards another purchase of your choice. Your points must be used before the end of the fiscal year – Dec. 31st. Now is a great time to start stacking up those points! For every dollar that you spend, you will earn $0.01 in credit. Shipping charges are not eligible to earn rewards points.
If you have any questions or would like to join, just add the Dr. Shrink’s Customer Loyalty Rewards Card to your cart or mention when placing an order over the phone.
Dr. Shrink’s next Shrink Wrap U Class is coming up next month on Thursday, March 7th. It’s a one day training session designed to give you all the information that you’ll need to shrink wrap anything. Not only will you get hands-on training, but also all of the tools you’ll need for marketing your business in various industries.
Interested in attending? Space is limited, so sign up today and reserve your spot. Click here to find out more information.
It is a new year and we are going through our inventory and clearing out the excess! Our Closeout Items are a wide variety of shrink wrap that may have been returned, damaged, dirty or discolored. All sales are final. All rolls are sold as is. First come, first serve. Click here to see all the available sizes.
Featured Video: Dr. Shrink, Overview
Are you new to Dr. Shrink and our products? Here’s a quick video to become familiar with our company. Glad to have you as part of our team! Click here to see the whole video.
February Steals, Deals & Discounts
Quote of the Month:
“All products have been excellent. Your website makes me excited to make more money every time I get on it!” – Josh B. Huntingtown, MD Customer
“Happy New Year from all of us at Dr. Shrink, Inc.! The preparation, organization and planning has begun for another great year ahead. I want to take a moment and thank each and every one of you for your continued patronage and loyalty to Dr. Shrink. We are grateful and humbled to know that you choose us to be your trusted shrink wrap supplier. Thank you for working with us. Here’s to 2019!”
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.
Santa Claus Visit in Manistee
Dr. Shrink had a visit from Santa Claus on Dec. 21st at The Ramsdell Inn in downtown Manistee. It was a great turnout and lots of fun had by all. We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!
New Products to Kick Off 2019
Dr. Shrink is now carrying two new products from the Kanberra Tea Tree line: Kanberra Gel® and Kanberra Premium Soap. Kanberra Gel® cleans the air, attacks mold and mildew, and neutralize odors in numerous applications. Kanberra Gel® keeps air fresh inside vehicles, campers, RVs, trailers, and boats. One of the biggest markets for Kanberra® is the marine industry. Customers worldwide have discovered the gel offers a revolutionary way to clean air and remove odors on marine vessels. When placed within the air handling units or an inconspicuous place in the cabin – the air is cleaner and odors are neutralized.
Proprietary formula containing a premium blend pure certified Australian Tea Tree Oil.
Forced and natural air flow activates the gel’s vapors throughout the craft.
100% natural ingredients – safe around kids and pets.
Penetrates porous materials and provides long-lasting protection.
Kanberra Gel® protects:
Electronics Panel Components
Deck Storage Lockers
Chiller Systems & Fresh Air Make Up Units
Black Water System Pipe work
Dampness and temperature fluctuations inside a vessel during storage (including heated storage) can create costly and time consuming problems. It is always imperative to properly ventilate any shrink wrap cover to eliminate mold and mildew from forming underneath the cover. Including Kanberra Gel in the storage process is an added measure for the best protection. The gel will freeze when the temperature drops below degrees but goes right back to work upon thawing. Kanberra Premium Soap gives you the healing power of Pure Australian Tea Tree Oil to deeply clean skin and remove tough odors.
Cleans the air as you lather.
No perfumes or artificial scents.
Leaves hands clean, soft and odor free
Also, Dr. Shrink now carries Powerblanket Lite Propane Tank Heaters!
Powerblanket has changed the conventional method of transferring heat to propane tanks. This revolutionary design optimizes container pressure and increases cylinder efficiency. Powerblanket products provide a maintenance free heating solution, which eliminates the headache of maintaining critical temperatures. If heated properly, gas cylinders will last longer and be more effective. In turn, this saves time, hassle, and money.
Quickly heats cylinder to a preset 90º F / 32º C (± 10º F/5º C)
Provide an insulated full-wrap design
Increase flow rate performance and efficiency of gas cylinders
Saves money by optimizing gas and material usage
Eliminate unnecessary cylinder refills in cold weather
Certified by ETL to UL & CSA safety standards
Covers 20, 30 & 40-pound propane tanks
Dr. Shrink’s Year-Round Industries; Wrap Beyond the Boat!
The Marine/Recreation Industry is the most recognized shrink wrap industry, but it is also generally one of the most seasonal. The Agricultural Industry is also seasonal, leaving you a lot of time throughout the year to expand your shrink wrap business into other industries. There are several other opportunities to make your seasonal business into a year-round business.
The use of shrink wrap in Material Handling/Transportation is becoming increasingly popular. When shrink wrap is applied to an object and fully encapsulated, it can be made completely weatherproof and tamper resistant. This is an ideal business to add to your existing Marine/Recreation market when looking to expand your business rapidly.
The fastest growing year-round shrink wrap market is Industrial wrapping. It can yield great business as customers demand packaging solutions along with corrosion inhibiting protection. Dr. Shrink, Inc. has ‘Extreme’ 12-mil shrink wrap on hand for a multitude of applications.
The Construction Industry is another great option that can yield very high profit margins and is a ‘year-round’ shrink wrapping business. Many government and large building contracts require scaffolding wrap, and exterior containment. Shrink wrap is not only the best option, but is the most cost effective and durable material to be used. Available in our ‘Extreme’ 12-mil thickness and up to 60′ in width (with some flame retardant sizes available), the Dr. provides the best selection of film on the market today!
The Auto Salvage Industry offers year-round opportunities as well. Our premium shrink wrap and vehicle wrap work great for preserving vehicles. Whatever the need, Dr. Shrink, Inc. supplies a complete line of vehicle wrap for almost any circumstance and purpose.
Featured Video: Repairing a Shrinkfast 998 Heat Tool
The busy marine shrink wrap season has ended — time to inspect, maintain and/or repair your heat tool to make sure it is in proper working condition for your off-season or year-round shrink wrap application jobs. Click here for a step-by-step tutorial on how to properly repair a Shrinkfast 998 Heat Tool.
January Steals, Deals & Discounts
Quote of the Month:
“Customer service is excellent! Every time I call, I am treated excellent. Products are by far the best on the market.”– Ron P. North Royalton, OH Customer
“It’s hard to believe that we’re “wrapping” up another year here at Dr. Shrink. I want to thank everyone who took the time out of their day to fill out our Customer Survey for this year. I’ve read a lot of comments, suggestions and ideas and we hope to better your customer experience the best that we can.
I’m 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. Also, Santa will once again be visiting Manistee to see all the kids, grand-kids, nieces and nephews of our team here at Dr. Shrink. It’s always a special time of year.
As always, we still have some holiday specials and promotions coming up through the month, so keep an eye out. Wishing you all the best this holiday season. We wouldn’t be here without your support.”
President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.
Put Your Heat Tool to Work 365 Days a Year
Shrink wrap is becoming the face of protection in many different industries – from construction and scaffolding to industrial and agricultural. It can be used to 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. Scaffolding is easy to wrap with these easy tips. With minimal accessories needed, these techniques will ensure you have a sturdy structure that can withstand the elements. How to install shrink wrap over scaffolding:
1. Make sure your scaffolding has top and bottom horizontal anchor points. If no poles are available, we recommend attaching steel cable. Tighten securely between each of the uprights the length of your desired shrink wrapping length. We recommend using our 12-mil white shrink wrap for all scaffolding projects. Flame retardant is also available.
2. Begin unfolding the shrink wrap and lapping it over the top support cable. Heat weld the shrink wrap around the cable every 5-6 feet as it is being unfolded to temporarily hold it in place. Note: during the heat weld process, you are bringing the shrink wrap around the cable or scaffold pole and welding the material back to itself. A minimum heat weld of 12 inches is recommended.
3. Once the material is unfolded and spot welded around the top, finish the top heat weld and perform the same operation on the bottom and sides.
4. When all four sides are secured, you are ready to start the shrinking process. Start at the bottom and work up using one continuous motion. After shrinking the entire cover, perform a visual inspection. Seal all holes, tears, and heat welds with our 4″ Heat Shrink Tape.
5. Install our 3/4″ woven cord strapping over the exterior of the shrink wrap in an “X” fashion by tying around the scaffold poles and using our buckle and tension tool system to ensure the banding is extremely tight. The goal here is to prevent the wind from blowing the shrink wrap out away from the scaffolding. Note: for jobs requiring more than one sheet of material, our shrink wrap is easily joined together by overlapping the sheets and heat welding them using one of our premium heat tools.
Use Your Customer Loyalty Rewards Points!
Just a friendly reminder to everyone who is a part of our Customer Loyalty Rewards Program – your points will expire at the end of the year (December 31st, 2018). Make sure you redeem your points on any order before this date; they will not rollover into 2019! 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.
Winner of our Customer Survey!
We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who took the time out of their days to fill out our customer survey. All the feedback is greatly appreciated and its helps us improve so that your customer experience is nothing but the best. The winner of the $50 Amazon Gift Card is Craig S. from Colorado!
Dr. Rink – Shrink Wrap Ice Rink Liners
Dr. Shrink’s premium shrink wrap is ideal for creating durable and long lasting ice rink liners of any size. Bring fun to your neighborhood with your own ice skating rink in your backyard! We have sizes from as big as 60′ wide down to 24′ wide. 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.
“Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! We once again hosted a pumpkin carving party for our staff and their families. Check out their hard work below – they all look great!
With winter fast approaching, I hope you have all your boats, outdoor equipment and patio furniture all wrapped up for the season. Don’t forget that with the end of the year coming up – everyone that has a Dr. Shrink Customer Loyalty Rewards Card – your points expire at the end of the year. Don’t forget to use them up!
It’s going to be another busy month of travel – our sales team will be traveling internationally to Abu Dhabi for the ADIPEC (Aub Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference) and then Amsterdam for METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show). Here’s to another great month. If there’s anything at all we can do to help, please don’t hesitate to call us at 800.968.5147 or email us. We’re here to help!”
-Mike Stenberg President & CEO, Dr. Shrink, Inc.
Tips for Full Encapsulation
Full Encapsulation is necessary for many shrink wrap applications that are being transported long distances, transport on the deck of ships, and/or long term storage. Here we provide clarification on the best practices for ensuring a quality wrap job. To fully encapsulate an object, you will need to encase it completely in shrink wrap. Here are some quick tips to help you determine your roll widths needed for your project. For illustrative purposes (in both images and our how-to video below) we are showing a fork lift being wrapped. Click here to see the images.
Online Ordering at Your Convenience
Here at Dr. Shrink, we strive to make ordering as simple and convenient as possible. We work continuously to provide options that best suit your personal and business needs. In today’s world, online ordering has quickly become one of the best and most efficient ways to order nearly any product. Shrink wrap is certainly no exception.
For products at your fingertips, simply visit our website at www.dr-shrink.com. Shopping is as easy as adding your items to your shopping cart, then heading over to our secure checkout page. In the checkout page, you’ll find a variety of shipping options available. Whether you need an expedited delivery, or are just looking for the most economical option, we’ve got you covered.
Are you a wholesale customer? Not to worry! We have a special login area in our “Wholesale Products” tab just for you! Not yet a wholesale customer, but desire to be? Simply fill out our Wholesale Price Request Form to get signed up. Once the form has been submitted with the requested company data, valid Tax ID#, and desired login information, we’ll quickly review the account for approval. Once approved, you will receive an email notification, and immediately be granted access to the ‘wholesale’ portion of our website. *Be sure to log in!* Once logged in, you can easily and efficiently purchase all available products at the wholesale price.
Looking for product literature/recommendations? Check out our New Electronic Catalog. With Dr. Shrink, ordering online has never been easier! Order anytime; day or night, on the go, or from the comfort of your own home! Our friendly, knowledgeable staff works hard to get your orders processed quickly and efficiently.
Have questions? Feel free to give us a call at 800.968.5147 or email us. We greatly appreciate your business – thank you for working with us!
Featured Video – Full Encapsulation – Click here to see the whole video.
November Steals, Deals & Discounts
Quote of the Month: “Friendly staff! Actually look forward to placing an order.” – Rex, Estero, FL Customer