PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global shrink wrap supply and service company Mr. Shrinkwrap was contracted to cover a several dozen components of heat recovery and power generation equipment at the Cedar Rapids, Iowa plant of General Mills. The project is in preparation for wintertime outdoor storage of process and power equipment while a building is being constructed to house an expanded heat recovery project that has received national acclaim for increasing the plant's energy efficiency.
Kevin Comerford, President of Mr. Shrinkwrap explains, "In addition to covering valuable equipment from the weather, having the components on-site and ready for installation saves time and logistics expenses. Shrink wrap is a versatile solution to many weather-related challenges on the construction site from covering idle equipment to enclosing areas under construction; in all applications we find that it's about preserving value and maintaining a schedule."
The Cedar Rapids General Mills plant employs over 750 people full time producing cereals, fruit snacks and Betty Crocker frosting, generating over $1.5 billion in annual sales. The plant is the largest General Mills plant in terms of sales volume and amount of product produced. The heat recovery project is an example of many initiatives the Cedar Rapids plant has taken to save General Mills $4.3 million per year in energy costs, cutting the facility's total energy bill by more than a third.
Mr. Shrinkwrap's mobile installation team of three technicians and one supervisor arrived on the job site Monday, November 28th and wrapped up the project early on Friday December 2nd. Since 1991, Mr. Shrinkwrap has evolved from a local boat covering service to a thriving business with a national scope, offering on-site shrink wrap services and becoming a leading distributor of shrink film, poly film, heat guns, shrink wrap tape, preservation tape, stretch wrap, self-adhering films, and shrink wrap supplies. For a complete listing of Mr. Shrinkwrap supplies or on-site services, visit Mr. Shrinkwrap's website today.
Beyond on-site shrink wrapping, the company is a global supplier of shrink wrap, equipment & supplies. Mr. Shrinkwrap's seasoned sales support team possesses over twenty years of experience in heat tools and installations. Comerford elaborates "Our technically competent sales team can help with product selection and assist in planning for the most difficult shrink wrapping project from a large technical move of sensitive equipment to wrapping an entire building during construction."
"Mr. Shrinkwrap has provided shrink wrap services for objects ranging in size from small shipping crates and skid to nuclear power turbines, full sized aircraft and even water towers," said Mr. Shrinkwrap President Kevin Comerford. "There's no size job we can't get wrapped up quickly and economically."
About Mr. Shrinkwrap
Founded in 1991 Mr. Shrinkwrap is a global distributor of shrink film, heat tools, shrink wrapping equipment and supplies; the company is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Shrinkwrap also specializes in providing on-site shrink wrap services in a variety of commercial, industrial and residential applications worldwide.
About General Mills
General Mills is a leading global food company that serves the world by making food people love. Its brands include Cheerios, Annie's, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Fiber One, Haagen-Dazs, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2016 worldwide sales of US $17.6 billion, including the company's US $1.0 billion proportionate share of joint-venture net sales.
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