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Henry Ford

Many masons have made it to the top of their industries through masonic connections, but how many of those men live on in the popular imagination? One enduring name is Henry Ford, the man who revolutionized mass production with his Model T Ford. He even gave his name to the whole production line process, now known as “Fordism”. But Fordism was about more than just making cars quickly, it was also about giving workers rights and wages that they never had before. With his $5 workday, he improved conditions radically and forced competitors to do the same, ensuring the working man’s financial future was secure. As one of the pioneers of “Welfare Capitalism“, Ford not only changed the industry forever, he also changed it for the better. He was also a member of Zion Lodge no.1.