Blistering summer days and icy winter nights might bother some, but the vagaries of weather are a boon to Torrington Supply. Through about 10 locations in Connecticut, the company distributes residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing, heating, and air conditioning equipment, as well as pumps and industrial piping supplies. It offers products from such brands as A. O. Smith, Honeywell, Sloan, and Tappan. The company was founded in 1917 by David Stein as The Brass City Plumbing Supply Company. It became Torrington in the 1920s with a move to that town.