Chris Margraves

Chris Margraves

Chris Margraves

Speaker | Garden-Ville

Christopher Margraves, CCOM, is Organics Manager for TDS/ Garden-Ville. Chris obtained a degree in Turf Science and Golf Course Management in 2002. His career led him to TDS/Gardenville in 2015 as a store manager of Garden-Ville in San Antonio. He quickly moved into the Organics operation Manager of San Antonio and progressed into the role of managing the Organics division companywide in 2021. Prior to TDS/Garden-Ville Chris has over 15 years experience in Golf Course Management, Commercial Landscape Management, and he also served our country in the United States Army. Chris is an experienced compost facility operations manager with over 8 years experience in composting, working at various facilities for Garden-Ville, and Texas Disposal Services.

Session Code: 2A

Track: Operations

Session Name: Fire Safety

Session Time: Wednesday, February 7, 1:45 – 3:15 PM

Presentation Title: Fire Prevention at Compost & Mulch Facilities

Presentation Description: Veteran compost facility operator Chris Margraves will present practical tips and techniques compost operators can use to mitigate the risk of fire at large processing facilities. Long time Compost Facility Operator for Garden-Ville, Mr. Margraves will share his experience planning for, preventing and managing fires at compost facilities.