Dr. Shrink holding wrap contest at IBEX


International shrink-wrap supplier Dr. Shrink is holding its inaugural Shrink Off contest Sept. 28-30 at the 2010 International BoatBuilders Exhibition in Louisville, Ky.

Taking place at the Kentucky Exposition Center, the Shrink Off will be held daily at noon in the IBEX Outdoor Demonstration Area, located directly outside the main Hall B entrance.

To enter, wrappers can e-mail sales@dr-shrink.com with their name, company name and phone number or sign up at booth No.1334 during the show.

Contestants can enter individually or as a team.

Participants will be judged on neatness of the final wrap and speed. The daily winner will receive a blue shrink-wrap cape and a Shrinkfast 998 heat tool kit worth $650.


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