Press Release

M. Argüeso & Company, Inc. Selects EtQ Quality Management System

FARMINGDALE, NY (10-27-08): EtQ, Inc. is pleased to announce the implementation of Reliance Quality Management System (QMS) at M. Argüeso & Company, Inc. (Argüeso), producers of art bronze waxes and clays, industrial waxes, soluble core waxes, and molding and sculpting waxes for the investment casting industry.

Argüeso recognized the need for a QMS that could seamlessly locate the cause of all quality events and efficiently correct them, and chose to implement EtQ Reliance for its best-in-class Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) module.

EtQ's CAPA module will allow Argüeso to generate a request that will automatically route through review, root cause, corrective action taken, and verification stages as well as provide an effective mechanism to track the source and cost of all problems. "Using EtQ's QMS, Argüeso will now have the ability to ensure that all of their processes are running smoothly, and should any issues arise they will be able to pinpoint the exact cause and immediately take action to correct it," stated Glenn McCarty, Chief Executive Officer of EtQ. "CAPA is just one part of EtQ's tightly integrated modular approach that provides our customers with a best-in-class total quality management software solution. We are excited to work with Argüeso and to provide them with the level of quality that they should expect in a QMS."

EtQ looks forward to meeting all of M. Argüeso & Company's QMS needs.

About M. Argüeso & Company, Inc.

Founded in 1908, M. Argüeso & Company, Inc. is ranked as the largest manufacturer of investment casting waxes in the world. Currently, Argüeso supplies countless formulations of customized waxes to more than 400 customers in 25 countries. The company has 200 employees amongst its three facilities, maintains a global network of distributors and holds many valuable, wax-related patents. M. Argüeso & Company has production facilities in Muskegon, Michigan; Rosemead, California; and Kunshan, China.

About EtQ

EtQ is the leading Enterprise Quality and Compliance Management Software for identifying, mitigating, and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation, and collaboration. EtQ uses best-in-class, integrated modules and enterprise application integration to manage and measure quality and compliance processes and execute organizational change. Key modules within the product include: Document Control, CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action), Audit Software, Complaint Handling, Risk Management, Change Management, Employee Training, Project Management, Nonconforming Materials, Enterprise Reporting, and more than 20 additional compliance-oriented modules. With its world-class flexible workflow, collaborative platform, EtQ has developed a unique niche to support enterprises involved in various compliance management initiatives such as; cGxP (FDA), ISO 13485, ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, AS 9001, TL 9000, OHSAS 18001, RoHS, Sarbanes-Oxley, HACCP, SQF and similar standards for compliance and regulatory management. EtQ has been providing compliance solutions to a variety of markets for over 15 years.

For more information about EtQ, please visit www.etq.com, or to schedule a virtual demo, contact EtQ Inc., at 800-354-4476 or 516-293-0949, or e-mail us at info@etq.com.

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