What's With The Name?
Hiram (HIGH-RUM) Grooming Co. gets it's name from the chief architect of King Solomon's temple, Hiram Abiff. For members of the fraternity of Freemasonry, he is the central character in our 3rd degree. Hiram was murdered in the Temple he designed by three ruffians during an unsuccessful attempt to force him to divulge the Master Masons' secret passwords. His murderers hid his body under a pile of rubble, returning at night to move the body outside the city, where they buried it in a shallow grave marked with a sprig of acacia. To the Mason, the importance of his story is fidelity and the certainty of death.
"Hiram Abiff is the symbol of the human soul-of mine, of yours, of every man. The work he was engaged in is symbolic of the work which you and I are committed to perform in the supervision, organization, and direction of our lives from birth to dissolution. The enemies that Hiram meets are really symbols of those lusts and passions and failures of the spirit which in ourselves and others make war on our characters and spiritual aspirations." *
*Conrad Hahn, P.C.M. (taken from "The Importance of the Legend of Hiram Abiff" on MasonicWorld.com