Sure, that'd fall under point #3, get some help. The hired guy can grab metal, load parts, do scrap runs, whatever. Of the OP's 18 hour days I'd bet a small part of that is high level tasks of business owner/programmer/skilled machinist time.Just shortened it because I hate pawing through long sections of what's already been said. If it changed the meaning I'm sorry but all I meant was, he said he's picking steel up already so we can be pretty sure it's not 20' lengths, so anyone with a pickup could do it.
Easier to get a guy with a pair of gloves and a pickup than someone trained to run a vmc.