Whittingham’s meats and products, and a variety of other meats and food products made by his family and other businesses, are important to the Whittinghams.
A $2.6 billion deal with Costco last year brought in an additional $2 billion for Whittingborough.
A New York Times article last year estimated Whittinghouse earned $7 billion in revenue in 2017, more than double what it had in 2016.
Whittingburgh said that when Costco is done, the company plans to build an expanded plant in Kentucky and move to a new headquarters in Tennessee.
Whitingham said the company has been doing well with the business since the merger, which has given the company access to the largest supply of fresh meat.
But he said the business has also been struggling with the fallout from the Trump administration.
Whippingham said that since January, the U.S. has had a new administration that is not accepting the work of the industry.
He said it is becoming increasingly difficult to make a profit with the industry’s work.
Whittings said it will be a challenge to compete with the supply chain of the U-Hauls, which he said is a large, complex network of trucking companies.
He also said the Whittons are having a hard time finding enough workers to keep the business going.
Whittedham said he thinks the Trump transition team is looking to take the business away from the Whittedhams and start looking to replace them with a more specialized workforce.
Whitterham said it could be as soon as this week that they will decide whether to close their business.
He says he does not expect that to happen until later in the year, because the business is operating at a very low level.
He expects the Whitings to make money, but he said it does not make sense to do so right now.
“We are going to take some of that out,” he said.