Twin Falls inventor receives UL certification for connectors

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) In 2015, Twin Falls resident Mark Melni made headlines by appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank.

Melni developed electrical connectors in 2007 known as Melni connectors. Melni was able to get Mark Cuban to put $500,000 into the business for 12 percent equity.

The company now has received its underwriter laboratories certification, or UL, that will allow them sell the product into major markets around the country.

“This is going to be for the power industry, this is going to be for the military, it’s going to expand a lot of different markets,” said Director of Sales and Marketing Eric Smallwood.

Melni's invention is designed to connect wires easily.

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