1979-Larry Matlack & Family travel to Washington D.C. with 6000 farmers driving
their tractors over 1300 miles. It was on the National Mall where farmers constructed a gasohol still to show
government leaders farmers could provide food & fuel to the American consumer
1994- Reno County Kansas. The Matlack family produced
large square bales for local straw particle board plants for several years.
1999- Larry Matlack designs large in-line
square bale wrapper. These wrappers
were used for wrapping dry wheat straw
for erosion control netting.
2000- Sacramento river valley, Stingers
stack over 100,000 rice straw bales
over a 3 season run for biomass
2003- Elie, Manitoba – Stingers are part of
a two season project to harvest and stack
over 500,000 wheat straw bales.
2006- Larry Matlack and family take their
message to Washington DC again. This
time with Antique tractors and a Stinger to
promote a biomass tax energy credit.
2007-Larry Matlack & Co. Invest in a new
venture. Bioaire is formed to promote
biomass harvesting using large square
balers and Stingers. The operation runs
seasonally from Texas to North Dakota
2009- Emmetsburg, IA Stinger becomes
involved in R&D on projects such as
Poet’s Project Liberty.
2010- Stinger develops the Automatic Load
Securing System for baled biomass
2012- The result of a grant from the DOE,
the Kansas Alliance for Bioenergy
purchases 2 Stinger Stackers along with
other biomass harvesting equipment.
2015- Stinger completes a record harvest
working with DuPont Cellulosic Ethanol.