I did not know that. I mean I knew ATI bought them and their inventory but was not aware of the troubles. My experience with B&K has been the same as yours, durable and reliable. Too bad about the parts scarcity.
bill, i actually contacted ati for service on my b&k--i was told ati actually bought out b&k's inventory upon their folding, and that it was something of a chaotic mess. they didn't have a lot of parts and weren't able to help me. i have found b&k to be durable and reliable in general but, again, i wouldn't overpay.