WASHINGTON, DC 20549

                                   FORM 12b-25

                                                          Commission File Number

                           NOTIFICATION OF LATE FILING

(Check One): |_| Form 10-K  |_| Form 20-F  |_| Form 11-K  |X| Form 10-Q
             |_| Form 10-D  |_| Form N-SAR |_| Form N-CSR

For Period Ended:                     September 27, 2008

|_| Transition Report on Form 10-K        |_| Transition Report on Form 10-Q
|_| Transition Report on Form 20-F        |_| Transition Report on Form N-SAR
|_| Transition Report on Form 11-K

For the Transition Period Ended:

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         Nothing in this form shall be construed to imply that the Commission
has verified any information contained herein.

         If the notification relates to a portion of the filing checked above,
identify the Item(s) to which the notification relates:_________

                         Part I. Registrant Information

Full name of registrant:                 Merrimac Industries, Inc.

Former name if applicable:

Address of principal executive office (Street and number):  41 Fairfield Place

City, State and Zip Code:                 West Caldwell, NJ 07006

                        Part II. Rule 12b-25 (b) and (c)

         If the subject report could not be filed without unreasonable effort or
expense and the registrant seeks relief pursuant to Rule 12b-25(b), the
following should be completed. (Check box if appropriate.)

            (a)   The reasons described in reasonable detail in Part III of this
                  form could not be eliminated without unreasonable effort or

            (b)   The subject annual report, semi-annual report, transition
                  report on Form 10-K, 20-F, 11-K or Form N-SAR, or portion
|_|               thereof will be filed on or before the 15th calendar day
                  following the prescribed due date; or the subject quarterly
                  report or transition report on Form 10-Q, or portion thereof
                  will be filed on or before the fifth calendar day following
                  the prescribed due date; and

            (c)   The accountant's statement or other exhibit required by Rule
                  12b-25(c) has been attached if applicable.

                               Part III. Narrative

         State below in reasonable detail why Form 10-K, 20-F, 11-K, 10-Q, 10-D,
N-SAR, N-CSR, or the transition report portion thereof, could not be filed
within the prescribed time period. (Attach extra sheets if needed.)

         Due to unanticipated delays in the implementation of a new financial
         accounting system and associated review and analysis of certain
         information required to be included in the Form 10-Q and the
         resignation of the Registrant's Chief Financial Officer, the Registrant
         is unable to file its Form 10-Q for the period ending September 27,
         2008 within the prescribed time period without unreasonable effort and

                           Part IV. Other Information

         (1) Name and telephone number of person to contact in regard to this

            Mason N. Carter            (973)                   575-1300
                (Name)               (Area code)          (Telephone number)

         (2) Have all other periodic reports required under Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30 of the Investment Company
Act of 1940 during the preceding 12 months or for such shorter period that the
registrant was required to file such report(s) been filed? If the answer is no,
identify report(s).

                                                                  |X| Yes |_| No

         (3) Is it anticipated that any significant change in results of
operations from the corresponding period for the last fiscal year will be
reflected by the earnings statements to be included in the subject report or
portion thereof?

                                                                  |_| Yes |X| No

         If so: attach an explanation of the anticipated change, both
narratively and quantitatively, and, if appropriate, state the reasons why a
reasonable estimate of the results cannot be made.

                            Merrimac Industries, Inc.
                  (Name of registrant as specified in charter)

Has caused this notification to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned
hereunto duly authorized.

Date:   November 13, 2008          By:   /s/  Mason N. Carter
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                                   Name:  Mason N. Carter
                                   Title: Chairman, President and Chief
                                          Executive Officer