NKBA to Create Three Chapters Within Texas

NKBA to Create Three Chapters Within Texas

Hackettstown, NJ The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has approved a request by its Southwest States Chapter to divide the state of Texas into three chapters effective January, 2001, the trade association announced.

Members of the former Southwest States Chapter will become members of the three new chapters to be known as (parent chapter) "Texas Gulf Coast" and (sub-chapters) "Texas Hill Country" and "Texas North Plains" according to the Hackettstown, NJ-based NKBA.

After a year of compliance by the two new sub-chapters, they will petition for full chapter status, and should achieve that status by 2002, NKBA officials said.

The geographic configuration for the parent chapter, Texas Gulf Coast, will include Houston, Galveston and surrounding areas, according to the NKBA. The Texas Hill Country sub-chapter will consist of a region that includes San Antonio, Austin, Bryan College Station and surrounding areas south and west. The Texas North Plains sub-chapter will encompass Dallas-Fort Worth and surrounding areas east and west.

Oklahoma, which was originally part of the Southwest States Chapter, has already spun off and become a full chapter.