Dr. Shrink repairs warehouse with … shrink wrap

Author:
Updated:
Original:

After a severe thunderstorm with high winds and gusts as high as 80 mph ripped through Manistee, Mich., and tore the roof off the warehouse of shrink-wrap supplier Dr. Shrink, employees pulled out shrink-wrap and heat tools and created a temporary roof.

drshrink0429

"After a damaging storm hit our warehouse the Dr. Shrink team took a very bad situation and turned it around in under 10 hours. I was in China as the situation occurred and communicated by phone and text messaging to see how they handled the recovery," CEO Mike Stenberg said in a statement. "I am very impressed that our warehouse was totally enclosed in just a few hours and without interrupting our customer service at all."

With local roofing companies already overwhelmed with repairs for the several other buildings in the area damaged or destroyed, the company took matters into its own hands. Using a 50-foot-by-100-foot, 9-mil roll and 2-by-4-foot boards, Dr. Shrink's staff covered about 3,000 square feet of its damaged warehouse.

"Shrink-wrap was instrumental in making our warehouse totally weather-tight in such a short time," Stenberg said. "This gives us a better ability to help other companies and individuals protect their damaged structures after storms, earthquakes or tornados."

Complete roofing repairs will take a few weeks to be finalized, but Dr. Shrink will continue to provide customer service and deliveries as usual, the company said.

Related

Argos 3D Forward Looking Sonar

For 20 Years, FarSounder has been developing and manufacturing 3D forward-looking sonar for vessels of all sizes.

Dometic Marine Appoints Executives

The company promotes a 20-plus-year employee and adds a vice president of aftermarket sales and e-commerce.

IMEA Launches Scholarship Program

The International Marine Electronics Alliance aims to recruit students into the field of marine technology.

RBFF Campaign Reels in Awards

The fishing-and-boating advocacy group’s Get on Board campaign was recognized by two national public relations organizations.

Suzuki’s Clean Ocean Project

Testing of the engine manufacturer’s microplastics filtering device continues as it moves closer to production. The company also released its full-year financials.

Uflex Adds to Sales and Marketing Team

The company said significant growth during the last few years created the need to add three employees.

NMTA Beats Proposal To Double Excise Tax

It’s just one example of the value of belonging to a state or local marine trade association. Are you a member of an MTA?