HIGH POINT, NC — New Orders for January 2010 were positive again compared to January 2009, according to the latest survey of residential furniture manufacturers and distributors by Smith Leonard, an accounting firm specializing in the residential furniture market.

“While not quite as positive as the November and December results, at least they were positive, showing a 4% increase over January 2009. In comparison, January 2009 new orders were 24% lower than January 2008," Smith Leonard reported in its March 2010 Furniture Insights.

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