"I've seen plants and offices kept at 55 degrees," he said. "Some of these people realize they're competing on a global basis. They know what it means for their business."
Along with their lunch pails and safety goggles, General Motors Corp. line workers might want to add a warm sweater to the list of items they bring to work each day.
Looking to save millions on energy bills, the automaker is asking its plants to crank down the heat this winter.
The move is part of a larger effort by GM to cut soaring energy costs starting at the most individual level.