This recognition’s not for a client

Dix & Eaton Inc. has a reputation for getting its clients maximum exposure. This time, however, it’s D&E that’s in the spotlight.

The Cleveland-based public relations and investor relations firm was named “Midsize Firm of the Year” by The Holmes Report, an industry trade publication that each year issues its report card on the nation’s public relations firms.

Manufacturing movement

S.N.S. Properties Inc. of Warrensville Heights was purchased in June by Massachusetts-based Formtek Inc., a subsidy of Mestek Inc. The move puts all former properties of S.N.S. under the control of Formtek.

Those include Yoder Manufacturing, a designer and builder of roll forming and tube/pipe making equipment; Mentor AGVS, a manufacturer of automatic guided vehicle systems; and Krasny-Kaplan Corp., which designs and builds material handling equipment. Those three companies become part of Mestek’s metal forming group. All operations of the former S.N.S. will remain in Cleveland.