"I have stood on the line in Everett, Wash., where we have thousands of workers who go to work every day to build these planes," Murray told NPR. "I would challenge anybody to tell me that they've stood on a line in Alabama and seen anybody building anything." That line didn't go over well in Alabama. "I accept the challenge," Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine wrote in a public letter to Murray this week. "In Mobile, Alabama, I've stood on a line and seen thousands of technicians keeping what Boeing builds in the air. At the Brookley Industrial Complex next door to where Northrop Grumman and EADS would build their tanker, workers at ST Mobile Aerospace Engineering perform scheduled aircraft maintenance and major aircraft modifications on a wide range of wide-body and narrow-body aircraft." Sen. Murray's tanker comments tee off Alabama It's interesting that there is some talk about a split buy for this as it has dragged on for so long.