Tracking Trusses | Shane Hodgkins from Matrak

As it is with many industries, staying competitive in construction means bringing supplies from overseas. And importing materials may keep costs down, but it heightens risk.

It’s more difficult to be at the source, verify the integrity of the manufacturing process, and there are endless possibilities for problems en route to the destination. It can be a disorganized and chaotic process.

This is why Shane Hodgkins co-founded Matrak, a company that offers cloud-based materials and progress tracking software that allows companies to track and share information on manufacturing, shipping, installation, and defects for construction projects.

On this edition of UpTech Report, Shane discusses the challenges of building a tech startup in a space that is historically low-tech and how it’s also created tremendous opportunities.

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Shane is Matrak’s Co-Founder & CEO. After tracking windows from overseas on large projects, Shane and his brother co-founded Matrak. Shane has over a decade’s experience managing teams of software testers, developers, data investigators, and technical support analysts. A full-stack web developer, Shane also has an intense love for all things AI and has been playing with neural networks for most of his life. 

Matrak offers end-to-end supply chain visibility for manufacturing, construction and building teams. A global construction tracking network, Matrak was designed specifically to support and simplify the complexities of moving and tracking materials from manufacture to install and everywhere in between.

Matrak gives users the power to track and manage complex material interactions through a single source of truth application, creating a global digital network that helps create collaboration and connection in construction.




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