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Markel Corporation, Richmond, Va., said its AMF Bakery Systems subsidiary completed its purchase of Baking Technology Systems, Inc. (BAKETECH), a Tucker, Ga., supplier of ovens and other related equipment to high-speed bread and bun bakeries.

Global lift truck supplier Atlet AB, Mölnlycke, Sweden, has stopped North American sales and said it plans by the end of the year to eliminate activities at Atlet Inc., Anaheim, Calif. "After almost 25 years of sales and support activity in the North American warehouse truck market, the Atlet group has made a strategic decision to close its operations for this region," said Atlet Inc. President Bengt Kristiansson. "In order to assure continued support and service for our customers, Atlet has arranged with our sister-company, Nissan Forklift Corporation, North America, to provide service, parts and other technical support."