Press Release

Thermadyne Holdings Corporation Selects EtQ Reliance Quality Management Software

FARMINGDALE, NY (04-07-08): EtQ 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 Quality, EHS, Operational Risk and Compliance management software provider for identifying, mitigating and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation and collaboration. At the core of EtQ’s framework is a compliance management platform that enables organizations to implement best-in-class compliance processes configured to meet their existing processes, create new compliance processes and automate and control their compliance ecosystem. EtQ’s product lineup includes Reliance™ for enterprise organizations and Verse Solutions™ for mid-sized businesses. EtQ was founded in 1992 and has main offices located in the U.S. and Europe. To learn more about EtQ and its various product offerings, visit www.etq.com or blog.etq.com.

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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