Training Designed by Industry Experts
The Silex® Training Program has been specifically designed by industry veterans and professional teachers in the Concrete Polishing Industry. Here at Silex®, we teach only industry relevant cutting-edge technologies.
Our coordinated efforts are taught by our industry leading Trainer Clark Branum, who has more than 35 years experience in the Concrete Polishing Industry. Our support staff have both expertise and extensive experience in the Concrete Polishing and equipment industry as well.
EVOLVE with your Industry & Technology
Our main focus is to help our Installers understand the science and technologies behind the products and the process. We combine rich multi-media presentations with hands-on experience at all levels, so our Network of Installers are second to none in our Industry. Come and train with the best and see why the Silex® Training Program is a cut above the rest.
Training and certification are required in order to implement projects specified
with the Silex® Concrete Polishing System.
The Silex® Training and Certification Program is designed to introduce participants to the Diamatic® VELOX® Power Trowel using the Silex® Concrete Polishing System. The goals of this class are to teach Sales Personnel and Contractors the necessary tools to create an architectural finish on existing concrete. This Training & Certification Program has been developed utilizing industry standard means and methods that represent current standards and technologies.
Meet Your Trainer: Clark Branum
Diamatic is proud to have Clark Branum as the Program Manager and Trainer for Diamatic USA. Clark has logged in more than 30 years in the concrete industry and he is responsible for the specification of our brands ULTRAFLOR® and SILEX®.
He began his career in the Seattle area spending more than 24 years as flatwork finisher. He has worked throughout the Northwest including Alaska. He went on to develop and conduct distributor and contractor training programs for Brickform Products in the United States and internationally, Serving as they’re Technical Director.
Branum serves on the board of directors of the Decorative Concrete Council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) and is a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). He is currently serving on two ACI committees: 601-D Certification Committee for Decorative Concrete Finishers and C-310 Design and Construction Practices for Decorative Concrete.
He also is a lecturer at Cal State Chico for the CIM (Concrete Industry Management Program), and works on projects with the students as much as his time will allow.
He has been a regular speaker at the World of Concrete and he has worked on projects worldwide including; Hong Kong Disney, Venetian Macao, and Top City Beijing China. He currently resides in the Seattle area with his family.