White Creek Lumber and Hardware continues to operate at 13861 White Creek Ave. in Cedar Springs and has been separated from Plainfield for a number of years.
White Creek Lumber’s Jane Gosling explains, “White Creek Lumber has been a separate, wholly owned entity since 2005. We are serving the West Michigan area independently. We are local and growing and looking to serve the area moving forward. We would like to thank all of our wonderful customers that make this possible. We have gotten and are getting a significant number of questions about this situation. And, yes, like much of the economy, the past few years have not been easy. But like Mark Twain said, any reports of our death are greatly exaggerated. Please assure everyone that their business has been, and will continue to be, very important to us. Never have the words ‘come see us’ been more meaningful.
At the same time, we are deeply saddened by the loss of Plainfield Lumber. They were an important part of the fabric of the Grand Rapids community for decades. The closing of any independent is a blow to a local community. Their closing has touched a lot of people as evidenced by the many questions and confusion we are experiencing today.”