Muscatine-based HNI Corp. on Wednesday announced a first quarter net income of $1.4 million, or 3 cents per share, up from a slight loss in the same quarter a year ago.

The company had sales of $442.3 million, down from $445.2 million a year earlier.

HNI is an office manufacturing company. Stan Askren, the company's president and CEO, said in a news release that office furniture sales declined in the quarter due to economic uncertainty.