Membership Reported Up By NKBA in ’00
Hackettstown, NJ Member-ship in the National Kitchen & Bath
Assocation rose by “a very healthy” 7.7% in 2000, to just over
8,000 members, the association reported.
The membership growth, noted in the NKBA’s recently published
annual report, saw the sharpest increase in the multi-branch
retailer category, which rose 24%, to 1,313 members, the
Hackettstown, NJ-based trade association said.
Subscriber members grew by 19% (to 144 members), cabinet shops
by 16% (to 119 members) and associates by 12% (to 611). Totals
among dealers (1,774), fabricators (92), manufacturers (354) and
manufacturer’s reps (95) remained virtually unchanged, while
membership among distributors (346) and decorative plumbing and
hardware (127) categories were down 5%, the NKBA reported.
The NKBA also noted a “significant” 100% gain in membership
among students, largely due to growth in the Endorsed College