An offspring of The Little Tikes Company, The Step2 Company manufactures and sells variety of plastic toys for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as products for the home and garden. The company also produces educational toys under the Thinkativity brand, and its Infantino subsidiary makes baby products. Step2 operates a retail store in Ohio and also sells its offerings online and through mass merchandisers and specialty retailers (such as Lowe's, Target, Toys "R" Us, and Wal-Mart) in the US, Canada, and more than 70 other countries. Step2 was established in 1991 by Thomas Murdough, founder and former Little Tikes president. The company is owned by New York-based private equity firm Liberty Partners.