Ponsse Expands to South, Opens Location in Florida

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Ponsse North America Inc. has expanded its operations to Midway, Florida, which is near Tallahassee. The company said the move was in response to growing demand for cut-to-length wood and an increase in machine sales in the South.

“Forestry is our focus and all we do,” said Pekka Ruuskanen, president and CEO of Ponsse North America. “We are extremely excited about our expansion to the South because of the number of mill investments with new facilities opening, reopening of shut down mills, and capacity increases.”

“It is time for cut-to-length to be more dominant in the South like it is currently in the northern part of the USA,” he added.

Ponsse’s new Florida facility will offer sales, parts, and service – the same as all other Ponsse locations. Tyler Amundson is heading the new location.

“We want to provide all of our customers with the best machines in the world, exceptional service, and the best parts availability in the industry,” said Ruuskanen.

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Ponsse North America is a subsidiary of Finland-based Ponsse and was established in 1995. Its headquarters is in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

In addition to its new Florida location, Ponsse has branches in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Oregon. It also has full-line dealers and service dealers in various locations throughout the country.

Ponsse is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of rubber tire cut-to-length forest machines. The family-owned company was founded in 1970.

Ponsse machines cover all size categories, from first thinning and harvesting forest energy to heavy-duty regeneration felling, as well as all types of logging sites, from soft soil to steep slopes.

To contact the Ponsse facility in Midway, Florida, call (850) 513-3324.
For more information about Ponsse machines, visit www.ponsse.com.