The next nail is in the air.
And it’s not going to be green.
“Nail has been the symbol of the industrial revolution and that’s not what we’re going to see anymore,” said Michael B. Brown, a professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
“It’s a symbol of greed, of industrialization and greed, and I don’t know what’s going to replace it.”
It’s a sentiment that’s resonated with many Americans, even though many are happy to see the future of the plant come to fruition.
The plant is in a rural area in Pennsylvania, where the U of P is located, but the vast majority of the plants in operation in the country are in the cities, Brown said.
“The industry has a lot of potential,” Brown said, “but it’s also an industry that has not been sustainable in the past.”
The future of nail plants?
Not so bright The American Institute of Plant Industry and Horticulture (APIH) has released a report on how the nail industry has changed in recent years.
The report says that “a lot of the problems that have plagued the industry are still there,” but they “are increasingly being addressed.”
“The nail industry is undergoing significant changes in terms of innovation and customer acceptance,” APIH wrote.
“As an industry, nail is still viewed as an old-fashioned manufacturing process.
The market for the product has declined substantially in recent decades.”
“But as the nail plant and its products have become more efficient and more durable, consumers have become used to the fact that they’re getting more of a return on their investment.”
But nail plants are not the only industrial plant in decline.
“Today’s nail plant is much more of an industry than it was 20 years ago,” said Mike Gartland, a plant manager for the Associated General Contractors.
“There are now more than 100,000 nail plants across the United States.
They employ more than 2.7 million people and are responsible for $1.2 trillion in revenue.”
And while the industry may be booming, it’s still a relatively small part of the overall U.H.B. industry.
That’s because, while there are currently more than 1,600 plant types across the country, the APIHL report found that “only a small number of these plants can meet all of the requirements of the UHB-NAFIA.”
And those plants don’t necessarily have to be manufactured in a particular location, either.
“You can find any type of nail plant anywhere in the world,” Gartartland said.
A look at the history of nail manufacturing in the United State The APIHC’s report looks at the past and present of nail production and manufacturing in America.
There are still several plants in business, but it’s mostly the small-scale ones that dominate the industry.
“These plants have been around for 150 years, and they’re all relatively new,” Gardland said, noting that “nails have been in the marketplace for about a hundred years.”
“This is a highly regulated industry,” Gertland said about nail plants.
“We do a lot to educate the public about what we do.”
And in a country where people have been complaining for decades that they want more nail plants, it doesn’t hurt that most of the people that use them aren’t looking to pay for it.
“I’ve seen people come in to the shop and ask for a $10,000 piece,” said Kevin D. Stahl, a product manager for The Home Depot in North Carolina.
“And they’re asking for nails from the store.”
For now, though, nail plants remain an inexpensive way for people to pay a few extra dollars for the occasional manicure or nail job.
But Gartestall is hopeful that the trend will change.
“In the next five years, it will become much more affordable to use a nail plant,” he said.