Area businesses involved in the natural gas industry have organized a Utah Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Gas Association and already there are 100 members representing 80 businesses.

Members include gas appliance manufacturers, distributors, retailers and installers, plumbing and heating contractors, architects, building contractors, building code officials, utility representatives and engineers.Officers are Lee Knell, Ashworth & Knell Architects Provo, president; Con Riley, Bernco Distributing, Salt Lake City, president-elect; and Jan Kendrick, Kendrick Plumbing and Mechanical, Sandy, vice president.

The board of trustees includes D. N. Rose, president of Mountain Fuel Supply Co.; Marv Hendrickson, Treasure Valley Realty and Construction, Salt Lake City; Anne Burns, Home Builders Association of Greater Salt Lake; Howard Norton, Allred's Inc., Salt Lake City; Bob Wood, Lennox Industries, Salt Lake City.

Also, Brent Wangsgard, Wangsgard Heating and Appliances, Logan; Brent Hogge, Keith Supply, Ogden; Rhonda Suiter, Utah Gas Service Co.; Vernal; Kayle Cross, Vaughn's Plumbing and Heating, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Mel Fowers, Fowers Heating & Air Conditioning, Ogden; Jerry Lewis, Lewis & Guyman Heating Equipment, Orem; Roger Van Frank, Van Frank & Associates Architects, Salt Lake City.

Others are Chuck Jensen, J.N. Allred Inc., Ogden; Howard VanBoerum, VanBoerum & Frank Associates, Salt Lake City; Mike Erickson, Uinta Heating & Sheet Metal, Evanston, Wyo.; Roger Evans, director of building and housing, community and economic development for Salt Lake City; Ron Ivie, chief building official for Park City; Doug Barton, KMTI/KMXU Radio Station, Manti; and Rick Anderson, Utah Energy Office, Salt Lake City.