Press Release

Thermadyne Holdings Corporation Selects EtQ Reliance Quality Management Software

FARMINGDALE, NY (04-07-08): EtQ, Inc. has announced the implementation of EtQ's Quality Management system at Thermadyne, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of cutting and welding products and accessories under a variety of leading premium brand names, including Victor, Tweco Arcair, Thermal Dynamics, Thermal Arc, Stoody, Turbo Torch, Firepower, and Cigweld.

Thermadyne recognized the need for a strong Quality Management System (QMS) not only to help them maintain the high level of quality and compliance, but also collaborate with their supplier network that will allow them to extend their quality system down the supply chain. With EtQ's level of flexibility, EtQ will configure a supplier management tool, which will pull information from Audits, NCMR, and CAPA allowing Thermadyne to receive a full vendor rating report.

Using EtQ's robust set of modules such as Document Control, Deviation, Nonconformance, Training, Corrective/Preventive Action and Audits, Thermadyne will be able to automate their business process, collaborate within their divisions and their suppliers, and integrate quality to their operation while providing a high level of flexibility to configure the software to meet their business needs.

"Using EtQ, Thermadyne will be able to streamline and configure their compliance system to meet their specific business needs," stated Morgan Palmer, Chief Technology Officer at EtQ. EtQ has been able to provide a solution that is flexible enough to grow with Thermadyne as they expand their operations and grow their business. Using EtQ's robust configuration utilities, Thermadyne was able to create a QMS that matches the corporate look and feel, as well as link quality down the supply chain.

About Thermadyne Holdings Corporation

Thermadyne Holdings Corporation, headquartered in St. Louis Missouri, is a multi-national manufacturer of welding and cutting products. Our company is comprised of long-standing market leading companies representing many of the most respected brand names in the welding and metal fabricating industry. Thermadyne product lines include oxy-fuel welding and cutting torches and regulators, plasma arc cutting and welding systems, arc welding power supplies, hard facing and welding alloys, a wide array of manual and semi-automatic arc welding torches, tips and accessories, and high pressure gas control products. The scope of Thermadyne products allows the company to serve industries ranging from transportation and construction to mining, energy exploration, and a full range of manufacturing areas.

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.

EtQ is a trademark of EtQ Management Consultants, Inc. All other product names and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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Brenda Percy
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