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Porch de Salomon/Hotel California 
Calle Principal 00-92
Zona 2
Panajachel 07010

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Jim Thompson 
Paperitalo Publications, LLC 

2019 Paperitalo Papermakers' Mission Trip to Guatemala 

Ken Johnson, first time attendee, 2018 said this about the experience:


I've done a lot of things I am proud of, but joining your group in Guatemala was the best thing I have ever done. I plan to join you again next year, and hopefully my grandson will also be able to come. Thank you.

Best Regards,

Ken Johnson

Imerys (retired)


Please join us for the 2019 Paperitalo Papermakers' Mission Trip to Guatemala. This will be an enriching experience, touching you like nothing else you have ever done within the industry.

We partner with Porch de Salomon in Panajachel, Guatemala.

This will be our third trip.  We previously made this trip in 2016 and 2018.

2016 Team--our first year  


  The 2018 Team 







2018 Attendees

Luis Henao--Pratt Industries (2nd trip)

Lynn Marlow--International Paper

Christian Coffman & daughter--Fulton Systems

Ken Johnson & grandson--Imerys (retired)

Laura Feix--SAE International (8th trip)

Jim Thompson--Paperitalo Publications (8th trip)


We play

We work


Cost is approximately $750 for all inclusive, on ground needs in Guatemala (food, lodging transportation).  You are responsible for transportation to and from the Guatemala City International Airport within a time window we will specify as we get closer to the dates.

Special Note: We do not provide liability insurance, extraction insurance, injury insurance or health insurance of any kind.  Please discuss with us if you have any questions.

Call me or email me (678-206-6010 or jthompson@taii.com) if you have any questions about this event.

Hope to see you in Guatemala next year!

Jim Thompson