Dr. Martens officials indicate that orders are up 20 percent for the Fall/Winter season, after four years of steady decline, while margins have increased. The company began to generate positive operating results in June 2003, after closing its factories in the UK, and it actually broke even before extraordinary charges for the year ended last March 31. The debt load has been reduced to £20 million (€30m-$37m) and the Griggs family has no intention to sell the company, the officials say.