HISTORY

Since 1980, the management team of Global Wrap® has led the way in developing specialty construction and disaster containments.  Global Wrap® continues to meet the demands of the markets it serves by listening to the needs of the client, designing a solution, and then successfully installing it.

Shrink Wrap Boats

In 1980, Anthony Seraphin partnered alongside James Talbot, who received the U.S. patent that started the shrink wrapping of boats.  The company developed the blue and white film seen in marinas across America and Canada and became the standard for the shipment of pleasure boats. 

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Shrink Wrap Helicopters

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They next received the patent for the shrink wrapping of aircraft, covering the first Apache helicopters for the U.S. Army which is now the standard for shipping and storing aircraft.

Armenian Earthquake Quick Shelter

In 1988, Anthony Seraphin led an American relief team into the epi-center of the Armenian Earthquake where they built Quick Shelters© to get the people out of the subfreezing temperatures when their homes had been completely destroyed.

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Global Wrap in Iran

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In 1990, Mr. Seraphin did the same in the Iranian Earthquake.

In 1994, Global Wrap® used this process to develop the system to shrink wrap new buildings under construction during the winter in order to keep the heat in, the trades working, and the projects on their critical paths to completion. In this same year, Global Wrap® installed the first shrink wrap Class 1 environmental containment for asbestos and lead abatement projects. 


In 1995, Global Wrap® invented the process to shrink wrap roofs damaged by water, hail and fire. Starting in 1995, Global Wrap® has been involved in every major hurricane since. 

Oklahoma City Bombing

Within the same year, the organization was brought onto the project for the Oklahoma City Bombing. Global Wrap® was the first company cleared by the FBI to wrap structures across the Murrah Federal Building to contain the asbestos leaking on the rescue workers.

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Hurricane Katrina

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In 2005, Global Wrap® spent three months shrink wrapping buildings and roof decks after Hurricane Katrina.

In 2010, Global Wrap® installed a Class 1 environmental containment on the Titan Crane on the Panama Canal to capture the lead particulates from falling into the water, 347’ below.

Titan Crane on Panama Canal

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In 2019, the management team at Global Wrap started a new entity called Global Wrap Environmental Containments, Inc and moved their headquarters to Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.

Global Wrap® continues to develop new applications and ancillary products to improve the system now serving the Interior Protection and Environmental Containment Industries. Many Fortune 500 companies need our help for their ecological needs.