About Ty, Inc.

Take some fabric, shape it like an animal, fill it with plastic pellets, and you've got a big business that later funds the purchase of luxury hotels. That's the lesson taught by Ty Warner, sole owner of Ty Inc., the company behind Beanie Babies and their worldwide cult following. Since 1993 Ty has produced more than 370 different Beanie Babies with colorful names such as Feder Bear (current) and Cheeks the baboon (retired). Other products include Beanie Buddies (bigger versions of traditional Beanies), Ty Classics (stuffed animals), Ty Girlz (cloth dolls), and Bow Wow Beanies (pet toys). Beanie money enabled Warner to buy a half-dozen luxury hotels (mostly in New York and California).

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Ty, Inc.

280 Chestnut Ave
Westmont, IL 60559-1139
Phone: 1 (630) 920-1515
Fax: 1 (630) 920-1980


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Senior Project Manager: Carron George
  • Chief Financial Officer: Richard Jefferey
  • V Pres: John Plys
  • Employees: 300

Major Office Locations

  • Westmont, IL
  • Oak Brook, IL