Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 8 was chartered in 1890. Over the past 130 years, our highly skilled workforce has been a significant part of the growth in the Kansas City metro area. “The Plumber Protects the Health of the Nation” motto is instilled in each of our members. This commitment to safeguard our water, gas, and sanitary systems is taken very seriously by our members as they build schools, hospitals, and other commercial buildings in our community. Our training center prepares Local 8 Journeypersons and Apprentices with the skills to be industry leaders in welding, backflow protection, medical gases, and many other areas.