After 15 years of design, manufacture and sales of BASE equipment, Adam Filippino the owner and founder of Consolidated Rigging, Inc. has decided to pursue new career opportunities and will no longer be involved on a day to day basis with the BASE industry.
The bulk of Consolidated Rigging assets have been sold to long-time employee Martin Tilley who has formed Asylum Designs.
Martin Tilley has been with CR for 5 years during which time he was responsible for the manufacture of the Perigee Harness Container System and many aspects of the business. He is an FAA Master Rigger and has been BASE jumping for 15 years. He has worked in parachute rigging and BASE equipment manufacture for that entire time. Many BASE jumpers own, or are familiar with, equipment Martin has built.
Asylum Designs is a new company dedicated to the manufacture, sales and support of BASE equipment and training. Asylum Designs will continue to manufacture sell and support the Perigee series of Harness Container Systems and accessories. Asylum also functions as a dealer for Consolidated Rigging's Ace and Black Jack canopies.
Adam will actively consult with Asylum Designs and Martin to ensure that the transition is as seamless as possible. All the outstanding products and services you have come to expect from CR will be available from Asylum Designs.
Until the end of April, orders and inquiries may be placed through existing channels. During this time the changes will be largely transparent to the customer. Consolidated Rigging's web page, email and phone numbers will remain active. crmojo.com will be the best source for updated information on the changes.
Commencing May 1st, 2004 Asylum Designs will be the primary contact point for pending or new Perigee harness/container orders. Customers wishing to purchase a Perigee Harness and Container System should contact Asylum Designs.
Asylums' contact information and web page address will be made public prior to the end of April.
Consolidated Rigging will remain in operation indefinitely. However, activities will be limited to managing the business transition, parachute design and sales, including the Ace and Black Jack. In his spare time, Adam intends continue work on a variety of parachute design projects, some of which are specifically for BASE jumping.
In the future, customers desiring just a new parachute are encouraged to contact CR directly. All other equipment needs can be filled by Asylum Designs.
For those of you that know me: Be excited for the new horizons that I have found.
Thank you all for all the years of support and loyalty and I hope to see you at the exit point someday.
For those of you who know CR: Be excited that this change represents not a loss but a rebirth. Look for exciting developments in the future from Asylum Designs.