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                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 31, 2006

                               SL INDUSTRIES, INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

        New Jersey                  1-4987                    21-0682685
(State or other jurisdiction      (Commission                (IRS Employer
     of incorporation)            File Number)              Identification No.)

   520 Fellowship Road, Suite A114, Mount Laurel, New Jersey      08054
          (Address of Principal Executive Offices)              (Zip Code)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (856) 727-1500

         (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

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               Effective  as of October 31, 2006,  pursuant to a Stock  Purchase
Agreement (the "Stock Purchase  Agreement")  dated as of October 31, 2006 by and
among SL Industries,  Inc., a New Jersey corporation (the "Purchaser"),  Norbert
D. Miller,  Revocable Living Trust of Fred A. Lewis and Margaret Lange-Lewis U/A
Dated January 28, 1993, as Amended and Restated as of October 31, 2001,  and the
Einhorn Family Foundation (collectively, the "Sellers"), Purchaser acquired from
the Sellers 100% of the outstanding common stock, par value $1.00 per share (the
"Shares"),  of MTE  Corporation,  a  Wisconsin  corporation  ("MTE").  The total
consideration  the Purchaser  paid for the Shares was  $15,503,000  in cash (the
"Purchase Price").

               MTE  designs  and  manufactures  power  quality   electromagnetic
products used to protect  equipment  from power  surges,  bring  harmonics  into
compliance  and improve the  efficiency of variable  speed motor  drives.  MTE's
product lines include:  three-phase AC reactors,  DC link chokes and a series of
harmonic,  RFI/EMI and motor  protection  filters.  These products are typically
used in industrial  plants and commercial  buildings where  non-linear loads and
attendant harmonics produced by these loads are present.

               Funds for payment of the  Purchase  Price by the  Purchaser  were
obtained pursuant to an existing revolving credit facility of Purchaser.

               The  Purchaser  and  its  affiliates,  on the one  hand,  and the
Sellers  and their  respective  affiliates,  on the other  hand,  have no common
officers, directors or control persons.

               A copy of the  press  release  relating  to this  transaction  is
attached hereto as EXHIBIT 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


     (a)       FINANCIAL  STATEMENTS OF BUSINESS  ACQUIRED.  In accordance  with
               Item  9.01(a)  of Form  8-K,  the  financial  statements  for MTE
               required pursuant to Regulation S-X will be filed by amendment to
               this Form 8-K on or before January 15, 2007.

     (b)       PRO FORMA FINANCIAL INFORMATION.  In accordance with Item 9.01(b)
               of  Form  8-K,  the  pro  forma  financial  information  required
               pursuant to  Regulation  S-X will be filed by  amendment  to this
               Form 8-K on or before January 15, 2007.

     (d)       Exhibit No.           Description
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                     99.1 Press release, dated November 1, 2006.


          Pursuant to the  requirements of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934,
the  registrant  has duly  caused  this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                         SL INDUSTRIES, INC.

Date: November 6, 2006
                               By:    /s/ David R. Nuzzo
                               Name:  David R. Nuzzo
                               Title: Vice President and Chief Financial Officer