Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 23, 2005


SL Industries, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



New Jersey



(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

File Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)




520 Fellowship Road, Suite A114, Mount Laurel, New Jersey


(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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Item 8.01.

Other Events.

On December 23, 2005, SL Industries, Inc., a New Jersey corporation (“SL Industries”) issued a press release announcing that Lakers Acquisition Corp., a Minnesota corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of SL Industries, had commenced a tender offer (the “Offer”) for all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock, no par value per share (the “Company Common Stock”), of Ault Incorporated, a Minnesota corporation (the “Company”), including associated preferred stock rights (together with the Company Common Stock, the “Shares” and each share thereof, a “Share”), at a price equal to $2.90 per Share net to the seller in cash (or any higher price per Share paid in the Offer), without interest (and subject to applicable withholding taxes). Unless the Offer is extended, the Offer will expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time on Wednesday, January 25, 2006. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibits.


Exhibit No.




Press Release, dated December 23, 2005.







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.




December 23, 2005




/s/ David R. Nuzzo                                       




David R. Nuzzo




Vice President and Chief Financial Officer