A Tradition Since 1946.
The origins of Poulan Pro can be traced back to Shreveport, Louisiana, where the Poulan Saw Co. was founded in 1946 by veteran lumberjack Claude Poulan. The company first manufactured two-man chainsaws (chainsaws so heavy they took two men to operate), until the early 1950s when Poulan became a respected name among U.S. loggers thanks to a series of remarkably fast, powerful, and innovative one-man chainsaws. Over the next decade, the chainsaw range was broadened to meet a growing demand from the general public outside of the logging community. Poulan was among the first brands to recognize the features that appealed to casual users.