Renfroe, part of The Caldwell Group, has launched a 2024 Buyer’s Guide, featuring lifting clamps for plates and sheets, pipe, curved plate, angle iron and beams and drums. 

By choosing a Renfroe by Caldwell lifting clamp, customers are investing in 80 years of experience, expertise and industry knowledge that makes a huge difference to their workload, allowing them to carry out their jobs easier and making their bottom line stronger.

J.C. Renfroe was founded by shipyard worker Joseph Renfroe and his four sons in Jacksonville, FL, in 1940, making lifting clamps based on an innovation to improve safety. Notable achievements include using Renfroe clamps to move over 900 million tons of steel when building St. Louis Arch in 1963 and helping to pick the wreckage of the Space Shuttle Challenger off of the ocean floor in 1986.

Caldwell acquired J.C. Renfroe in 2014, moving its operations to Rockford, IL, where the clamps continue to be produced today. The addition of the lifting clamp category allows Caldwell to provide a total lifting solution to the rigging industry.

Caldwell continues to serve rigging shops, crane dealers, construction contractors, transportation suppliers and material handling professionals who support crane operators worldwide.

“Customers always ask for catalogs because while some might consider it ‘old school’, they are easy to transport in their vehicles and take to jobsites. Users never need a cell signal to access the Buyer’s Guide and it’s easier to compare a couple of different models just by turning the pages. It’s also easier to get a feel for the range of sizes available for each clamp,” said Doug Stitt, president, Caldwell.

Featured in the Buyer’s Guide are almost 70 of the most popular sizes and styles of Renfroe clamps, in stock every day, as well as a full list of rebuild kits. In-stock models are easily identified with a clearly marked orange label. 

When you inspect and maintain a Renfroe clamp in accordance with the provided operator’s manual, Renfroe will also repair or replace a faulty clamp at no expense to the purchaser.