Years in Operation: 1906-1909 Models Built: Automobiles, Commercial Vehicles Approximate Number of Vehicles Built: Unknown Factory Address: 323-325 Water Street, Port Huron, MI 48060 Officers of the Company:
George Troutt: Founder
George Yokom: Founder
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The Huron Automobile & Electrical Company building is no longer standing. Address: 323-325 Water Street, Port Huron, MI 48060
The Troutt-Yokom Car Company had some roots with two men who were well involved with automobiles before the idea came about to form their own company. George Troutt was originally with the Wayne Automobile Company of Detroit...
George Yokom was the manager and vice-president of the Huron Automobile & Electric Company in Port Huron located at 323-325 Water Street. He was the agent for not only the Northern that was being built in Port Huron, but also Olds, Cadillac, and Pope-Waverly. The photo below is of the front of the company building along with a Northern automobile...
It was announced in November and December of 1906 that Troutt and Yokom would build vehicles and a few other local businessmen were interested. Initially a prototype was built with a four cylinder, two cycle engine...
No listing appears in 1907 for the company but in 1908 the company is listed for production of commercial vehicles. It is not known if any vehicles were ever produced...
In November of 1911 it was announced that George Troutt had moved on and had been with the Imperial Automobile Company in Jackson, MI and was now going to be in charge of the company's interests for the entire Pacific Coast...
The Imperial Automobile Company started manufacturing automobiles in 1908 and went out of business in 1915 meeting the same fate of many of the auto companies in that time period.
Photo Courtesy of the Detroit Public Library
Also around 1911, Yokom went on to build a garage on Military Street be an agent for many different makes and models and
Yokom headed up the auto show in 1920...
Port Huron Musuems
The Horseless Age-Volume 18-1906
International Motor Cyclopaedia-1908
Michigan Department of Labor Annual Report-1911
The Accessory and Garage Journal-Volumes 1 & 2-1911