CSX eliminating 113 positions in Russell, Ky.

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RUSSELL, Ky. (WSAZ) -- CSX is cutting more than 100 jobs in Russell, Kentucky.

According to a CSX spokesperson, they are closing the Russell Locomotive Shop, eliminating 113 positions.

The company gave employees the news Friday. Impacted workers were sent home.

"Furloughed union employees will be covered by the terms of their collective bargaining agreements and will receive at least 60 days of regular pay and benefits," the spokesperson said. "CSX issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice in conjunction with the shop closure."

The spokesperson said there was a thorough review of operations before the decision was made to close the shop.

"Over the past three years, the volume of work performed at the Russell Locomotive Shop has declined substantially, through no fault of the employees who work there," the spokesperson told WSAZ. "CSX is grateful for the contributions of its many employees and has offered to work with labor officials to minimize the effects of this closure on employees and their families.”