Athens will get as many as 50 more jobs over the next few years.
And Volkswagen helped to draw them.
Creative Foam Corporation announced it's doubling its manufacturing site in Athens in the next few years.
The auto supplier credits increasing demand across the Southeast and Mexico.
That includes Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant.
Creative foam makes foam and plastics for cell phones and automotive plants.
It's been in Athens since 2005.
The number of employees there will grow from 80 to up to 130 with the expansion.
And all the work going on at Volkswagen is also helping folks across the state line in Georgia.
Bartow County officials are bringing an automotive supplier from Austria to town.
Voestalpine Metal Forming will make a $62 million investment...hiring around 220 people.
The plant is expected to start operating next July.
Voestalpine is a supplier to both Mercedes and BMW
The company reportedly wanted to put its plant near both those plants in Alabama and South Carolina...and the Volkswagen plant.